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Keyboard Entry of Printer Mode Settings

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000039749D
Original Publication Date: 1987-Jul-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Feb-01

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Authors:
Baldwin, DM [+details]

Abstract

A typewriter when used as a printer of a personal computer has certain modes selected from the keyboard of the typewriter with a different key sequence for each mode. A typewriter may have the following modes, for example: 1. automatic line feed on carriage return (on or off), 2. page length default (select or not select), and 3. character set (select or not select). At the time of manufacture, each of these modes may be set in the software of the typewriter. For example, depression of a code key and the numeral 1 key can set the automatic line feed on carriage return to be on. The software also could include a final key sequence in which a summary of the settings would be printed.