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Method to Interactively Define a Page Size by a Scale Line

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000064501D
Original Publication Date: 1985-Jul-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Feb-19

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Authors:
Barker, BA Hernandez, IH [+details]

Abstract

A method is described to permit the operator of an interactive processing system to interactively define the physical height and width of a page document. In a real-time multiple data processing system, redefinition of the physical size of the page needs to be quick and simple with the result of the action immediately displayed. Traditional word processors view this action as a batch processing operation and only show the result of the action after repagination has occurred. In addition, these processors usually offer only two different page sizes, 8 1/2" x 11" or 8 1/2" x 14." The new method provides anchors on the scale lines that can be moved up and down and right and left to define page height and width. Page height is defined via the vertical scale line and page width is defined via the horizontal scale line.