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Wider Than Display Text Revision Disclosure Number: IPCOM000061064D
Original Publication Date: 1986-Jun-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Mar-09

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Christenson, PJ Luebbe, SC Wenz, DG [+details]


This article describes a method for allowing a word processing computer system user to key or revise paragraphs that are wider then the display that is being used. This method is only relevant to computer system- dependent terminals because intelligent terminals have a unique solution to this problem. The method uses the concept of a line format. Each line of a document has associated with it a line format. A line format begins on the line for which it was defined and continues to affect all following lines until a line format change is encountered. This could be for as little as one line or to the entire document. The user changes a line format, by pressing CMD 20, which says to change a format. The user is then prompted for the type of format, such as page or line format, and selects the line format option.