Method and system for flowing data to an arbitrary path defined by a page description language

  • US 6,487,568 B1
  • Filed: 03/27/2001
  • Issued: 11/26/2002
  • Est. Priority Date: 07/18/1997
  • Status: Expired due to Term
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1. A computer implemented method for flowing data to an arbitrary path defined by a page description language specification, comprising the steps of:

  • interpreting a page description language specification defining a template document;

    during the interpreting step, identifying a path defined by the page description language specification as a data wrapping path, the data wrapping path having a boundary;

    associating a data block, separate from the page description language specification, with the data-wrapping path;

    generating a bitmap representation of the data block according to the path boundary and according to a pre-defined flow rule; and

    merging the bitmap representation of the data block with a bitmap representation of the template document.

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