Instant sharing of documents on a remote server

  • US 6,654,032 B1
  • Filed: 12/23/1999
  • Issued: 11/25/2003
  • Est. Priority Date: 12/23/1999
  • Status: Expired due to Term
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1. An apparatus for automatically sharing a file, comprising:

  • a document loader configured to print a file, on an application server, to a virtual printer from an application associated with the file, the virtual printer to create a shared document for use in a live data conference;

    a communication module configured to send the shared document to a conferencing server, the conferencing server to distribute the shared document to a plurality of remote clients; and

    each of the remote clients having a viewer application to simultaneously display the shared document during the live data conference.

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