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Initiating Paper Load From a Personal Computer to a Printer in a Typing Application

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000040476D
Original Publication Date: 1987-Nov-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Feb-02

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Authors:
Clark, RE [+details]

Abstract

When using a printer of a Personal Computer (PC) in a typing application in which a typist uses a keyboard of the PC to type, automatic loading of the paper occurs without any space, line feed, or character print occurring. A typist normally desires to load a sheet of paper before starting to type to make sure that it is aligned properly. With a PC printer having a sheet feeder which automatically loads paper in response to the first character, space, or index received, the typist cannot load the paper manually. Since the typist normally relies on a good rhythm to type effectively, loading of the sheet of paper on the first typed character is not desirable.