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Word Correction for Proportional Text

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000044653D
Original Publication Date: 1984-Dec-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Feb-06

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Authors:
Flaherty, RJ [+details]

Abstract

Proportionally spaced typing outside of a memory correction or revision buffer is corrected by the use of a block of continuous erasing in the portion having the word to be corrected. When proportional text on a line outside of the memory correction or revision buffer is to be corrected, an operator indexes back to a line 1 (Fig. 2) on a sheet 2 of paper having the word to be corrected. The operator then positions a carrier 3 (Fig. 1) at a rightmost position 4 (Fig. 2), which is usually a white space on the sheet 2, of the word to be erased, through using a space or backspace key on a keyboard 5 (Fig. 1). The operator then enters a specially coded function key via the keyboard 5. The carrier 3 is then positioned by the backspace key on the keyboard 5 to a leftmost print position 6 (Fig. 2) of the word to be erased.