Original Publication Date: 1983-Sep-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Feb-07
The internal data stream of a word processor is typically divided into text segments. Included in each text segment is a syntactic specification of the format of the text at the beginning of each unit and the text stream encapsulated in a body text vector. The format information is in structured fields known as vectors. The set of vectors declares the format state at the start of a text segment, such as, for example, the left margin and tab placements. Another name for this initial format information is carry-over-format since it is the format in effect at the end of the previous text segment. In a large or infinite page capacity of a word processor, many text segments may represent one page to the operator.