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Display of Printing Status Disclosure Number: IPCOM000059756D
Original Publication Date: 1986-Jan-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Mar-08

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Hooten, JA Levine, FE Mersiovsky, LK Rosiles, MA [+details]


A method is described to provide feedback to the user which indicates the depth of the print queue. A new field is provided in the status line of the display which keeps track of the number of jobs in the print queue: "Print Jobs n" where n is the total number of jobs currently queued, including the one in process. This field is reversed-video whenever the jobs are being processed in the background mode.