Batch Processing Capability During Playback in an Electronic Typewriter
Original Publication Date: 1986-Nov-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Mar-09
An operator of an electronic typewriter may batch process a document for spelling, hyphenation decisions, and format updates simultaneously after keying the document. This permits the operator to do burst input without printing while checking for spelling mistakes and line-end decisions at a later time in a one-pass process. The ability to preprocess the document allows for unattended playback of the document. By placing an electronic typewriter in the NO PRT (no print) mode and playing back a previously keyed document (PLAY + ID #), batch processing for spelling, hyphenation decisions, and format updates may be accomplished either independently or together. When NO PRT, STORE, and SPELLING are active, batch spelling is performed when the document is played.