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Electronic Document Distribution Provision for Summarizing Distribution Information

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000045745D
Original Publication Date: 1983-Apr-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Feb-07

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Authors:
Foster, GJ [+details]

Abstract

A technology that is becoming increasingly important throughout the business community is electronic document distribution, e.g., electronic mail which utilizes a network of communicating text or word processors. The present system relates to the capability of a communicating word processor to summarize what is in a queue at a particular distribution point in the electronic distribution network and to send this summary to a remote receiving terminal which may also be a communicating text processor. The system assumes that an operator will require a summarized form of distribution status in order to obtain an immediate overview of the information available for any particular session.