JP2000057129A - Printing system executing printing by document difference printing agent - Google Patents

Printing system executing printing by document difference printing agent

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JP2000057129A
JP2000057129A JP10228244A JP22824498A JP2000057129A JP 2000057129 A JP2000057129 A JP 2000057129A JP 10228244 A JP10228244 A JP 10228244A JP 22824498 A JP22824498 A JP 22824498A JP 2000057129 A JP2000057129 A JP 2000057129A
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Shinichiro Kumakura
新一郎 熊倉
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Nec Corp
日本電気株式会社
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PROBLEM TO BE SOLVED: To provided a printing system capable of automatically performing printing of only the difference of a document that is previously printed at the time of printing a document that is subjected to correction, etc., and to make executable printing by a document difference printing agent that can reduce the printing time and save paper resources or the like. SOLUTION: The preceding printing image of a document produced by applications 1 (1-1 to 1-n) is stored as data in a database 4. When correction, etc., are added to the document and its printing is needed, a difference printing agent part 3 retrieves a database list 41 of the database 4 based on a document name and if the preceding printing image 42 exists in the database 4, the part 3 compares it with the printing image of this time, outputs only data on a page where difference takes place to a printer 5 and carries out difference printing.

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DETAILED DESCRIPTION OF THE INVENTION

[0001]

[0001] 1. Field of the Invention [0002] The present invention relates to a printing system for executing printing by a document difference printing agent, and more particularly, to a document for printing a difference resulting from correction or addition of a document. The present invention relates to a printing system that executes printing by a differential printing agent.

[0002]

2. Description of the Related Art In some cases, after a document ranging from several pages to several tens of pages is created, correction or additional writing is performed on this document. When an increase or decrease (difference) occurs in a specific page due to correction or addition, the user may want to print out the page in which the difference has occurred. In such a case, either all pages are printed or only pages with differences are printed, but if all pages are printed, the time required for printing becomes longer, and the number of used paper sheets increases, resulting in waste. coming out. Also, when printing only the page where the difference occurs, the operator memorizes the corrected page,
Specify when printing. Alternatively, a method of storing a correction history of a document, listing the page at the time of printing, and designating the page is also used.

On the other hand, a method of automatically printing only a page having a difference has been proposed.
No. 1268. This printing method allows a user to set a mark to be later confirmed at a specific position in a correction portion or the like in a document, or to remove the set mark. By printing only the marked pages, there is no need to store the pages to be printed.

Japanese Patent Application Laid-Open No. Hei 5-274308 has a function of storing a correction history of a document, and changes the display color of a part such as a correction so that the correction part of the document in the creation process can be easily identified. ing.

[0005]

However, according to the conventional document difference printing agent, Japanese Patent Laid-Open No. 5-81 is disclosed.
In Japanese Patent Publication No. 268, since a mark is provided by the user, the work and management are indispensable, and bothersome.

[0006] Even when the revision history of a document is stored, the page must be listed and designated at the time of printing. In addition, it is impossible at all with an application that does not support modification history storage.

Further, as disclosed in Japanese Patent Application Laid-Open No. 5-274308, the method of changing the display color is effective in the process of creating a document by a word processor or the like, but is not suitable for printing only a page where a difference has occurred. Not available.

Accordingly, an object of the present invention is to make it possible to automatically print only a difference from a previously printed document in the process of creating a document, thereby reducing printing time and saving paper resources and other resources. It is an object of the present invention to provide a printing system for executing printing by a document difference printing agent.

[0009]

In order to achieve the above object, the present invention provides a database for storing a previous print image of a document created by an application as data, and a database for specifying a name for specifying the document. Search the database based on the data of
When there is a previous print image of the document, a difference print agent unit that compares the current print image of the document with the previous print image, and outputs data of only the page in which a difference has occurred to the printer, A printing system for executing printing by a document difference printing agent, comprising:

[0010]

Embodiments of the present invention will be described below with reference to the drawings. FIG. 1 shows a first embodiment of a printing system for executing printing by a document difference printing agent according to the present invention.

In FIG. 1, an application (applica
tion) 1 -1 ~1 -n is a software for creating documents. For example, application 1-1
In order to print the document created by the above, a printer driver 2, a differential print agent unit 3, a database (data base) 4, and a printer (pri)
nter) 5 is used. The differential printing agent unit 3
It includes a database search unit 31, a difference verification unit 32, and a database registration unit 33. The database 4 is a database list 4 for storing a list of data.
1 and a previously printed image 42 which is the previously printed image. Here, the differential print agent unit 3 and the database 4 form a document differential print agent of the present invention.

FIG. 2 shows an example of the registered contents in the database list 41. The database list 41 registers a document file name (“document name”) and a “storage directory (directory)” in which the file of the previous print image 42 exists.

Next, an outline of printing by the configuration of FIG. 1 will be described. FIG. 3 shows a printing process using a printing system that executes printing by the document difference printing agent of the present invention. First, a document is created using the document creation application 1-1 , and printing is performed using a normal print menu. In this case, the printer driver 2 receives data from the application 1 -1 (step 301), converts it into print image.

In a normal case, the printer driver 1 outputs a print image to the printer 5, but in the present invention, the differential print agent unit 3 hooks the print image (step 302). A database search unit 31, which is a component module of the differential print agent unit 3, refers to the original file of the received print image, searches the database list 41 in the database 4, and prints a history of printing the document to be printed in the past. A search is made as to whether or not there is (step 303). As a result of the search, if the document is not registered in the database list 41, the document is printed as it is (step 30).
4). Then, it is newly registered in the database 4 (step 305), and all the processing ends. Step 302
If a document to be printed has been registered in the database list 41 in the search of (1), the previous print image 42 is loaded with reference to the list (step 30).
6). The difference verification unit 32 compares the current print image and the previous print image 42 received from the printer driver 2 with each other.
Is compared for each page (step 307), and only the page having a difference is output to the printer (step 30).
8). If there is no difference, no printing is performed (step 309), and all the processing ends. If there is a difference (step 308), only the page with the difference is output to the printer 5 (step 310). Thereafter, the database 4 is updated (step 30).
5). That is, the previous print image is discarded, and the current print image received from the printer driver 2 is registered in the database 42 (step 305). When the registration in step 305 ends, all the processing ends.

The present invention can be implemented in a network sharing a printer. For this example,
This will be described below. FIG. 4 shows another embodiment of the document difference printing agent according to the present invention. The configuration according to the present embodiment is the same as that of FIG. 1, except that the application is a network. As shown in FIG. 4, the application 1 -1 belongs to the client (client) unit, the printer driver 2 belongs to the server unit, the difference print agent unit 3, a database 4 and the printer 5 belong to the server unit.

By arranging the differential printing agent unit 3 on a print server, the present invention can be applied to printing of a printer shared by a plurality of machines (terminals, personal computers, etc.). it can. Further, by placing the differential printing agent unit 3 in the server unit, a database can be placed in this server unit, and the hard disk provided in the client unit
(hard disc). At this time, the printer driver 2 is located on the server by the operating system (OS), but may be located on the client.

FIG. 5 shows registered contents in the database list 41 when the document difference print agent is used on the network. Database list 41
Are the “file name” (document name) of the document, the “storage directory” where the file of the previous print image 42 exists, and the “user name” for executing printing.
Has been registered, and can be used by multiple machines.

[0018]

As is clear from the above, according to the printing system for executing printing by the document difference printing agent of the present invention, the database is searched and the previous print image of the document exists and the previous print image exists. If there is a difference between the print image and the current print image, data for only that page is output to the printer, saving paper resources associated with printing only the difference,
In addition, the printing time can be reduced. In addition, it is not necessary to memorize the page number which has been modified during the modification work, and the document creation efficiency can be improved.

[Brief description of the drawings]

FIG. 1 is a block diagram illustrating a first embodiment of a printing system that executes printing by a document difference printing agent according to the present invention, and a peripheral software configuration.

FIG. 2 is an explanatory diagram showing registered contents of a database list of FIG. 1;

FIG. 3 is a flowchart illustrating a printing process using a printing system that executes printing by a document difference printing agent according to the present invention.

FIG. 4 is a block diagram illustrating another embodiment of a printing system that executes printing by a document difference printing agent according to the present invention, and a peripheral software configuration.

FIG. 5 is an explanatory diagram showing registered contents of a database list of FIG. 4;

[Explanation of symbols]

1-1 to 1- n application 2 printer driver 3 difference printing agent unit 4 database 5 printer 31 database search unit 32 difference verification unit 33 database registration unit 41 database list 42 previous print image

Claims (6)

[Claims]
1. A database for storing a previous print image of a document created by an application as data, and searching the database based on identification data such as a name for identifying the document. And a difference print agent unit that compares a current print image of the document with the previous print image when there is a print image of the document, and outputs data of only a page having a difference to the printer. A printing system that executes printing by a document difference printing agent.
2. The image processing apparatus according to claim 1, wherein the difference print agent unit includes: a database search unit that searches the database; a difference verification unit that detects a difference between the current print image and the previous print image; The printing system according to claim 1, further comprising a database registration unit that stores the data in a database.
3. The printing system according to claim 2, wherein the database registration unit registers the current print image in the database.
4. A database list section for storing a list of document data, a previous print image section in which the previous print image is stored, and
The printing system according to claim 1, wherein the printing is executed by the document difference printing agent.
5. The printing system according to claim 4, wherein the database list section stores a document name and a storage directory.
6. The printing system according to claim 1, wherein the differential printing agent unit and the database are provided in a server unit of a network.
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