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Tab Alignment With Preprinted Forms

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000046787D
Original Publication Date: 1983-Aug-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Feb-07

Publishing Venue

IBM

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Authors:
Croes, RE Hobbs, SS Pirich, PJ [+details]

Abstract

There is a problem in typing on preprinted forms with a word processor. When setting the margins and tabs using the automated display, the operator must measure the form to determine the location of the margins and tabs. This is an awkward and often inaccurate procedure. The solution to this problem is to make the printer head move in agreement with the cursor on the display. Both horizontal and vertical motion are tracked, allowing access to the entire page. By observing the printhead, the operator can align to the correct column with greater accuracy than previously possible. With vertical motion, the operator may align fields on different parts of the form. The display shows the columns.