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System For Simplified Form Fill-In Using CRT Display

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000066628D
Original Publication Date: 1979-Apr-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Feb-20

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Authors:
Gerlach, RJ Jones, JC [+details]

Abstract

Conventional forms fill-in is primarily a typewriter operation with certain inefficiencies: (1) significant operator intervention Is required to position the text data on each form produced; (2) the operator must retype FIXED text data on each form produced; (4) error correction is difficult on multipart forms; (5) non-standard "6 lines/inch" line spacing is common on forms; (6) forms are usually optimized for the reader. When filling-in a form, the operator will make multiple references to several documents to find the text data required.