Spooling for Grouping Output by User
Original Publication Date: 1986-May-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Mar-09
A method is provided for users of work stations or display terminals connected to a computer system for word processing purposes for keeping the users output together, without requiring them to learn to interface directly with the spool component. With this method a user is able to accumulate documents that are to be printed and have them all printed at one time with no documents interspersed. The user, when printing a job, has a user-profile field that indicates whether to hold up printing this document, because more are coming, and then release all of those held together. When a document is to be printed by a user, it is sent to the spool file with a print file held indication on. This must be preceded by an indication that specified this print file to be one that will be printed in user sequence.