Method of utilizing variable data fields with a page description language

  • US 6,687,016 B2
  • Filed: 03/01/2002
  • Issued: 02/03/2004
  • Est. Priority Date: 01/18/1995
  • Status: Expired due to Fees
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1. A computer implemented method of associating a data area defined in a page description language specification with a plurality of variable data items in a merge file, comprising the steps of:

  • providing a merge file including a plurality of variable data items and including a field name associated with the plurality of data items;

    providing a page description language specification, defining at least one data area;

    monitoring data areas defined in the page description language specification for a character string matching the field name; and

    responsive to a detection of the character string matching the field name, associating a data area containing the character string with the plurality of variable data items in merge file associated with the field name.

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