Automatic Reformat Propagation
Original Publication Date: 1987-Mar-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Feb-01
In a word processing system, if the user starts an editing session with the non-pagination option and makes a new format declaration to the existing text, the new format change is propagated through all of the pages of the document. Pagination is the process of scanning text, adjusting lines and separating lines into pages. This function may be overridden at the end of each editing session. As such, it provides the user with a productivity improvement mechanism to prevent the system from unnecessarily reformatting the remainder of the document up to its end. Although the length of page is defined in a Page Image Parameter (PIP) vector, a page is treated as having an infinite number of lines prior to the application of the pagination to the document.