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Automatic Alignment to Correctable Characters

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000062360D
Original Publication Date: 1986-Nov-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Mar-09

Publishing Venue

IBM

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

Abstract

Since many imbedded control codes in an electronic typewriter having a memory cannot be corrected except at the relocate point, which is the furthest typed character on the page, software allows a cursor to be positioned only to those characters that can be corrected when moving through the correction buffer during automatic correcting. Various imbedded control codes such as tabs, font switch, format switch, indent set, start/end center, and start/end decimal tabs, for example, are correctable only at the relocate point even though they are displayed with the correctable text. The software causes the cursor to automatically move over these control codes to the next correctable character in the proper position.