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Field Content Control

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000049266D
Original Publication Date: 1982-Apr-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Feb-09

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Authors:
McInroy, JW Waldo, PD [+details]

Abstract

In word processing applications, it is desirable to provide conditional insertion of unlimited text based on the contents of a field being either non-null or null. For example, it is desirable to allow the insertion of text that is associated with non-null field contents, such as "," before a title, such as "Jr.", or to indicate a null field, such as (NMI) for no middle initial. Such a capability would allow the following operations: 1. Conditional insertion of text based on the contents of a field being null or non-null to handle titles, middle initials and the like. 2. Insertion of a carrier return at the bottom of label text only if a line and the associated carrier return are omitted because of null field contents earlier in the label. 3.