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Functions for Processing Forms on an Electronic Typewriter

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000062319D
Original Publication Date: 1986-Nov-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Mar-09

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Authors:
Cecil, RH Gerstle, PJ Stilz, KR [+details]

Abstract

Two separate functions enable storing of form formats in memory of an electronic typewriter for reiterative use. Both variable and repetitive information can be handled for form processing. With an electronic typewriter having a memory, a user can enter a code point in a file of the memory to automatically stop the typewriter during subsequent playback by using a STOP CODE function, which is having the operator simultaneously activate a Code key and a number key. The memory has all stop codes annotated so that the user can store up to 50 characters to explain the reason of the stop code or to instruct what should be done. For example, the user can employ the stop code as a file label, or description of necessary formatting information such as pitch, line spacing, font, etc.