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