Sharing a Delete Operation Between a Work-Station Controller and Host Processor
Original Publication Date: 1986-Apr-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Mar-08
This invention provides a shared processing of a Delete Text operation between a host processor and a work-station controller. The Delete Text operation on a stand-alone word processor is performed as follows: Œ The operator positions the cursor at one end point of the text to be deleted and presses the DEL key. Œ A prompt is displayed, "Delete What?", and the character the cursor is positioned under is displayed in reverse image. Œ The operator positions the cursor at the second end point of the text to be deleted. This may be done in a variety of ways and can be on a different screen of data from the first end point. Œ The operator presses the Enter key. The text between the two end points is deleted. To provide this function as part of a multi-processor system of the figure presented a problem.