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Automatic Selection of Key to Display Mode for Typewriter

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000044896D
Original Publication Date: 1983-Jan-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Feb-06

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Authors:
Heard, RS [+details]

Abstract

The drawing shows in illustrative form a word processing system in which keyed-in text is displayed only on the non-printing display, such as a cathode ray tube, when paper is not in the printer. The presence of paper in the printer is sensed, and a mode-select system enables the printer. This automatic selection inherently corresponds to the selection an operator would normally prefer.