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Data Processing Printouts On Word Processing Printers

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000044789D
Original Publication Date: 1984-Aug-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Feb-06

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Authors:
Allen, WH Cory, TM Thornton, RA [+details]

Abstract

With the integration of data processing and text or word processing capability into an overall office system environment, the technology is advancing in the direction of utilizing printers associated with the word processing system as output printers for the host data processor. When operating in such a DP mode, some word processing printers have encountered mechanical problems. In a DP printing mode, the printing takes place from the upper left hand corner of the page, i.e., very little space is devoted to margins. Where a printer is a conventional daisy wheel impact printer generally used in the word processing environment, a problem arises because of the very small space devoted to margins such as the upper left hand corner margin in data processing printouts.