Isolation Of A Column From Its Table
Original Publication Date: 1982-Mar-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Feb-09
The isolation of a column is necessary to perform any of the column block and column typing operations. This is accomplished by determining the characters and controls that lie within the column margins of the column to be isolated. This determination is based purely on the escapements of characters and controls relative to the escapements of the column boundaries stored in the Begin Table (BT) control. The BT control defines the beginning point of a table. It has the effect of a Begin Keep in that no automatic page ending decision should be made between a Begin Table and an End Table control. In addition to denoting the beginning point of a table, BT also contains parameters that define the column boundaries within the table.