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Specifying Page and Line Length in a Word Processor Operating in a Data Processing Mode

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000046791D
Original Publication Date: 1983-Aug-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Feb-07

Publishing Venue

IBM

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

Abstract

Word processors are being provided with data processing modes in order to provide a greater number of applications which can be run on the word processors. Because of the nature of the output work product, different conventions have been adopted in the fields of word processing and data processing with respect to specifying page length and line length. In a word processor both page length and line length are conventionally specified in inches or millimeters. The data processing world, on the other hand, specifies page length in terms of lines on the page and line length in terms of columns or character positions across the page.