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Inserting Columnar and Multi-Copy Data From a Data Base in a Word Processing Document

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000047254D
Original Publication Date: 1983-Oct-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Feb-07

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Authors:
Martens, CW Regnier, BA Wenz, DG Youngers, DN [+details]

Abstract

With the development of data base and other data systems, it is now desirable to use the data in the files in these systems to prepare customized mass mailings where each document contains, within it, data which is exclusive to that document. We have devised a system which enables a word processing system to interface with a data base system and provide such a customized mass mailing. In preparing the document, the operator defines fields within the document which are recognized by a Text Editor to control the number of copies to be printed or to generate a column of data to be embedded within the document. After these fields are placed within the document, a command key is selected to display a Services Display which includes an option for selection of a list of the data files which are to control printing.