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Line Drawing Feature for Word Processor Display

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000049750D
Original Publication Date: 1982-Jul-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Feb-09

Publishing Venue

IBM

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Authors:
Howell, DM Kolpek, RA [+details]

Abstract

When attempting to present ruled forms using a video display unit of a word processor, a problem arises regarding increased storage requirements if accurate line placement is desired. Typically, for word processing, information for display is stored on a character box basis rather than a picture element (pel) basis. A prescribed menu of stored patterns is provided for a character box, and these patterns are associated with respective coded identifiers. This article describes a technique for efficiently superimposing lines on a conventional word processing display. The lines to be superimposed are identified by end points (referenced to X-Y coordinates using a pel grid overlay sheet).