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Efficient Resolution of Backwards References to Text Unit Format Changes Within Carry-Over Formats

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000044344D
Original Publication Date: 1984-Dec-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Feb-05

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Authors:
Barnes, JG Chukran, RE Gaudet, JL Hayes, GE Neuman, GH [+details]

Abstract

This technique achieves a higher printer throughput and a lower amount of diskette accesses in a word processing system by efficiently resolving Text Unit Format Changes (TUFCs) with Carry-Over Formats (COFs). TUFCs are operator-specified format changes which can be placed only near the top of the revisable form internal data stream (RFIDS) document pages. In TUFCs, the operator may change, among other features, the physical page size parameters and margin text (header and footer). These parameters apply to this page and all pages following, until a new format is defined. COFs are system-written formats which appear at the top of every RFIDS document page. The COF contains "local" format information, which allows mid-page format to be summarized.