JP6347693B2 - Data transmission apparatus and image forming apparatus - Google Patents

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JP6347693B2
JP6347693B2 JP2014155942A JP2014155942A JP6347693B2 JP 6347693 B2 JP6347693 B2 JP 6347693B2 JP 2014155942 A JP2014155942 A JP 2014155942A JP 2014155942 A JP2014155942 A JP 2014155942A JP 6347693 B2 JP6347693 B2 JP 6347693B2
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  The present invention relates to a data transmission apparatus capable of transmitting data to a transmission destination (destination) designated in each of one or more transmission sections (destination sections), and an image forming apparatus including the data transmission apparatus.
  In recent years, a function of transmitting image data generated by reading a document with a scanner as an attached file of an electronic mail (E-mail), that is, a “Scan To Email” transmission function has been used in a copying machine, a facsimile machine. It is provided in an electronic device such as a device, a printer device, a multi-function peripheral device (MFP). When “Scan To E-mail” is transmitted, the user selects a transmission category and designates a destination (selection or input) by a user operation unit (including a setting field as a display unit for displaying information), and a document. Are read (that is, generation of image data to be transmitted) and data transmission are performed (see, for example, Patent Document 1).
JP 2008-79092 A
  However, since the user operation unit of the data transmission apparatus and the image forming apparatus is small in size and often has a small number of setting fields for displaying information based on the user operation, selection of a plurality of transmission sections and specification of a plurality of destinations However, there is a problem that the convenience for the user is low.
  SUMMARY OF THE INVENTION An object of the present invention is to provide a data transmission apparatus and an image forming apparatus that can improve user convenience when setting a transmission category and specifying a destination using a user operation unit.
The data transmission device according to the present invention includes a transmission unit that transmits data and a setting field that displays information based on a user operation, and any one of a plurality of transmission categories indicating a type of the data destination A user operation unit that performs an operation for selecting a transmission section and an operation for specifying a destination in the selected transmission section, and destination information including the selected transmission section and the specified destination. And a control unit that controls display in the setting field based on the destination information, and the control unit is selected when the first transmission section is selected by the user operation unit . if storing the specified destination with the transmission segment, and displays the specified the destination for the selected first transmission segment with the selected first transmission divided into the setting field, the user operation The characterized by an additional specified wait state of the destination.
  An image forming apparatus according to the present invention includes the data transmission device.
  ADVANTAGE OF THE INVENTION According to this invention, even when it is a case where the number of setting columns of a user operation part is small, the convenience of a user in the case of setting a transmission classification and designation | designating a destination using a user operation part can be improved. There is an effect.
1 is a block diagram schematically showing a configuration of a multifunction peripheral (including a data transmission device) as an image forming apparatus according to an embodiment of the present invention. It is a figure which shows an example of the user operation part shown by FIG. It is a figure which shows an example of the scan menu screen displayed on the operation panel part of the user operation part shown by FIG. FIG. 3 is a diagram showing an example of a “Scan To Email” setting screen displayed on the operation panel unit shown in FIG. 2. 6 is a flowchart illustrating an operation in a case where the multifunction peripheral or the data transmission device according to the embodiment executes “Scan To E-mail” transmission. FIG. 3 is a diagram showing a display example when a transmission category “TO” is selected on the “Scan To E-mail” setting screen displayed on the operation panel unit shown in FIG. 2. FIG. 3 is a diagram showing a display example when a transmission category “CC” is selected on the “Scan To Email” setting screen displayed on the operation panel unit shown in FIG. 2. FIG. 3 is a diagram showing a display example when a transmission category “BCC” is selected on the “Scan To Email” setting screen displayed on the operation panel unit shown in FIG. 2. FIG. 3 is a diagram illustrating an example of a destination setting screen displayed on the operation panel unit illustrated in FIG. 2. FIG. 3 is a diagram illustrating an example of a destination selection screen displayed on the operation panel unit illustrated in FIG. 2. It is a figure which shows an example of the subject input or the text input screen displayed on the operation panel part shown by FIG. FIG. 3 is a diagram showing a display example of a screen for notifying destination unset displayed on the operation panel unit shown in FIG. 2. It is a figure which shows an example of the e-mail address as a destination set in each of several transmission divisions. 10 is a flowchart showing setting of a transmission section and designation of a destination when the multifunction peripheral or the data transmission apparatus according to the present embodiment executes “Scan To Email” transmission. (A) to (c) are diagrams illustrating an example of a “Scan To Email” setting screen displayed on the operation panel unit of the user operation unit of the multifunction peripheral or the data transmission device according to the modification of the present embodiment. is there. It is a figure which shows an example of the subject name input screen displayed on the operation panel part shown by FIG. FIG. 16 is a diagram illustrating an example of a text input screen displayed on the operation panel unit illustrated in FIG. 15. FIG. 16 is a diagram illustrating an example of a reading setting screen displayed on the operation panel unit illustrated in FIG. 15.
<Configuration of the embodiment>
FIG. 1 is a block diagram schematically showing a configuration of a multifunction device 1 (including a data transmission device 2) as an image forming apparatus according to an embodiment of the present invention. As shown in FIG. 1, the multifunction device 1 includes a transmission / reception unit (transmission unit) 3, a control unit 4 that controls the operation of the multifunction device 1, a user operation unit 5, a scanner unit 6, and a printing unit 7. And a storage unit 8. The multifunction device 1 is an electronic device having a data transmission function, such as a copier, a facsimile device, a printer device, or a multifunction peripheral device (MFP).
  The transmission / reception unit 3 is an interface that connects the multifunction device 1 and a network 9 (for example, the Internet) so as to communicate with each other. The transmission / reception unit 3 receives image data from an external device (for example, an information processing device) that is communicably connected via the network 9 and passes the received image data to the control unit 4. Further, the transmission / reception unit 3 transmits the image data generated by the scanner unit 6 to an external device through the network 9. When transmitting an electronic mail (E-mail), the transmission / reception unit 3 transmits the E-mail to a mail server as an external device through the network 9. Further, the transmission / reception unit 3 may have a function as an interface for performing communication with an information processing apparatus such as a personal computer or an external storage device such as a USB (Universal Serial Bus) memory.
  For example, the control unit 4 controls the display operation on the operation panel unit 51 of the user operation unit 5 and the transmission / reception control unit 41 that controls the operation of the transmission / reception unit 3, the scanner control unit 42 that controls the operation of the scanner unit 6. The display control unit 43 includes a print control unit 44 that controls the operation of the printing unit 7, and a temporary storage unit 45 that temporarily stores destination information and the like. In the example of FIG. 1, the transmission / reception unit 3, the user operation unit 5, the scanner unit 6, and a part of the control unit 4 (that is, the transmission / reception control unit 41, the scanner control unit 42, the display control unit 43, and the temporary storage unit) 45) constitutes a data transmission device 2 having a function of transmitting data to be transmitted generated by the scanner unit 6 as an attachment file of an electronic mail (E-mail), that is, a “Scan To E-mail” transmission function. . However, when acquiring data to be transmitted from an external device other than the scanner unit 6, the data transmission device 2 includes the transmission / reception unit 3, the user operation unit 5, and a part of the control unit 4 (that is, the transmission / reception control unit). 41, a display control unit 43, and a temporary storage unit 45). When the data transmission device 2 is a device that does not have a function of receiving data, the transmission / reception unit 3 can be replaced with a transmission unit. The configuration of the control unit 4 is not limited to the configuration shown in FIG. For example, each of the transmission / reception control unit 41, the scanner control unit 42, the display control unit 43, the print control unit 44, and the temporary storage unit 45 does not need to be a separate and separate circuit, but a common control circuit, Alternatively, it may be one information processing unit that performs processing based on software.
  The user operation unit 5 is a user interface in the multifunction machine 1. The user operation unit 5 generally includes a display unit that displays information and an operation input unit that receives user instructions. The display unit and the operation input unit may be a touch panel as an operation panel that performs both information display and user instruction reception.
  The scanner unit 6 optically reads an image (original image) drawn on a medium such as paper and generates image data. When the multifunction device 1 performs copying, the scanner unit 6 passes the generated image data to the print control unit 44, and the print control unit 44 passes the received image data to the printing unit 7 to print the printing unit 7. To execute printing based on the image data. Further, the scanner unit 6 passes the generated image data to the transmission / reception control unit 41, and the transmission / reception control unit 41 transfers the received image data to an information processing apparatus (external device connected to the network 9 through the transmission / reception unit 3). For example, it can be transmitted to a network PC). Further, the scanner unit 6 passes the generated image data to the transmission / reception control unit 41, and the transmission / reception control unit 41 transmits the received image data to another external device (for example, Local PC) through the transmission / reception unit 3. Alternatively, it can be transmitted to a USB memory as an external storage device. Furthermore, the image data generated by the scanner unit 6 can be attached to an e-mail and transmitted to a mail server connected to the network 9 through the transmission / reception unit 3.
  The printing unit 7 prints an image based on the image data delivered from the print control unit 44 on a recording medium such as recording paper. When the printing unit 7 adopts an electrophotographic system, the printing unit 7 rasterizes the image data, and performs exposure based on the image data by an exposure device such as an LED array, thereby performing a photosensitive drum as an image carrier. An electrostatic latent image is formed on the surface, the electrostatic latent image is visualized with toner as a developer, the toner image on the photosensitive drum is transferred to the recording paper, and the transferred toner image is fixed on the recording paper. Thus, an image is formed. The control unit 4 does not pass the image data acquired from the information processing apparatus connected to the network 9 through the transmission / reception unit 3 to the printing unit 7 immediately after receiving the image data. After performing the authentication process, the image data may be transferred to the printing unit 7. For example, when receiving image data with password information, the print control unit 44 stores the received image data in the storage unit 8, and the password input from the user operation unit 5 is stored. When it matches the password indicated by the password information of the existing image data, it may be instructed to start printing the image data.
  The storage unit 8 is, for example, a hard disk device or a semiconductor memory provided in the multifunction device 1. The temporary storage unit 45 is, for example, a semiconductor memory provided in the multifunction device 1. The temporary storage unit 45 may be a part of the storage area of the storage unit 8. The storage unit 8 stores transmission destination information (destination information) indicating a transmission destination (destination) of data transmitted from the multifunction device 1 through the network 9. The destination information is, for example, an e-mail address (e-mail address) or a facsimile (FAX) number. The email address is used, for example, as destination information when image data generated by the scanner unit 6 is transmitted as an attached file of the email. The temporary storage unit 45 temporarily stores destination information. The destination information is information including the transmission category selected by the user operation unit 5 and the destination for this transmission category. The temporary storage unit 45 is used as a work area for the transmission / reception control unit 41 and the display control unit 43. The transmission / reception control unit 41 performs control for transmitting the image data generated by the scanner unit 6 to a destination through the network 9. For example, the transmission / reception control unit 41 performs control for transmitting an image generated by the scanner unit 6 as an attached file of an e-mail, or transmitting as an FAX through a telephone line. The transmission / reception control unit 41 receives a user instruction through the user operation unit 5, and further displays information by the user operation unit 5 to provide information to the user. Further, the transmission / reception control unit 41 displays the destination information stored in the storage unit 8 by the user operation unit 5 and presents the destination information to the user. As a data transmission destination by the user operation using the user operation unit 5 (For example, selection from a list of e-mail addresses or direct input from a software keyboard). In addition, the display control unit 43 causes the user operation unit 5 to display the destination stored in the temporary storage unit 45 and changes the display form by a user operation. In addition, the display control unit 43 performs a display operation in the user operation unit 5 based on an instruction from the transmission / reception control unit 41.
  FIG. 2 is a diagram illustrating an example of the user operation unit 5 illustrated in FIG. As shown in FIG. 2, the user operation unit 5 includes an operation panel unit 51, a hardware key 52, a status hardware key 53 for displaying the state of the multifunction device 1, and the multifunction device 1. A power hardware key 54 for power control, a numeric keypad 55, a clear key (Clear) 56, a monochrome start key (Mono Start) 57, and a color start key (Color Start) 58 are provided. In FIG. 2, a broken-line frame indicating the hardware key (Copy key, Scan key, and Print key) 52 and a broken-line frame indicating the numeric keypad 55 are described for the sake of explanation. It is not a structure. The operation panel unit 51 in FIG. 2 includes, as software keys, a copy key (COPY) for instructing a copy operation, a scan key (SCAN) for instructing a scan operation, and a print key for instructing a print operation. (PRINT) and a job macro key (JOB MACRO) for calling and using a preset function as necessary are displayed.
  The operation panel unit 51 is configured as a touch panel and serves as both a display unit and an operation input unit. That is, in this specification, the operation panel unit 51 is also referred to as a “display unit” or an “operation input unit”. The button displayed on the operation panel unit 51 is an object as an operation target of the user, and has a function of accepting an operation input and a function of displaying operation contents. When the copy key (COPY) in the operation panel unit 51 in FIG. 2 is pressed and the copy setting screen is displayed, when the user presses the monochrome start key 57, the monochrome copy operation is started and the printing unit 7 is started. The monochrome image corresponding to the original image is printed on the recording paper. When the user presses the color start key 58 while the copy setting screen is displayed on the operation panel unit 51, a color copy operation starts, and the printing unit 7 causes the color corresponding to the original image on the recording paper. The image is printed.
  The hardware key 52 is a button for selecting a function that the user wants to use. For example, when the Copy key in the hardware key 52 is pressed, a copy setting screen is displayed on the operation panel unit 51, and when the Scan key is pressed, a scan setting screen is displayed on the operation panel unit 51. When the print key is displayed and the Print key is pressed, a setting screen for printing is displayed on the operation panel unit 51.
  The Status hardware key 53 is operated when displaying the state of the multifunction device 1 on the operation panel unit 51. The Power hardware key 54 is operated to perform power control of the multi-function device 1, for example, power on / off control. The clear key 56 is operated, for example, when erasing a character string being input on the operation panel unit 51. The user operation unit 5 of the multifunction device 1 is configured by a combination of a touch panel and hardware keys, but may be configured only by a touch panel.
<Selecting the transmission category and specifying the destination in the embodiment>
FIG. 3 is a diagram showing an example of a scan menu screen displayed on the operation panel unit 51 of the user operation unit 5 shown in FIG. The screen of FIG. 3 is displayed when “SCAN” is selected on the initial screen of the operation panel unit 51 shown in FIG. FIG. 4 is a diagram showing an example of a “Scan To Email” setting screen displayed on the operation panel unit 51 shown in FIG. When the Email button is pressed on the scan menu screen shown in FIG. 3, the screen on the operation panel unit 51 is switched to the “Scan To Email” setting screen shown in FIG.
  As shown in FIG. 4, the “Scan To Email” setting screen displayed on the operation panel unit 51 includes a setting field 510 for displaying information based on a user operation in the user operation unit 5, a destination setting button 513, and the like. A subject display area 514, a subject input button 515, a text display area 516, a text input button 517, a reading setting display area 518, and a detailed setting button 519 are displayed. The setting field 510 is an area including a destination display switching button (first setting field) 511 and an address setting area (second setting field) 512 that are objects that receive user operations. The “transmission section” and the destination for this transmission section are set. The destination display switching button 511 is a button (object) for selecting and displaying an email transmission category “TO”, “CC”, or “BCC”. By depressing the destination display switching button 511, the character string indicating the transmission category displayed on the destination display switching button 511 is switched, and the display content of the destination setting area 512 is switched to the destination for the selected transmission category. The destination setting area 512 is an area for setting and displaying a destination. In the destination setting area 512, only the destination for the transmission category displayed on the destination display switching button 511 is displayed. That is, each time the destination display switching button 511 is pressed to switch the transmission category, the display contents of the destination setting area 512 are also switched in order to set or display the destination for each selected transmission category. The destination setting button 513 is a button used when setting a destination. By pressing the destination setting button 513, the display content of the operation panel unit 51 is switched to a screen for setting the destination (FIG. 9, which will be described later). In FIG. 4, the broken line indicating the area of the setting column 510 is shown for convenience and is not displayed on the actual operation panel unit 51.
  In the subject display area 514, the content sent as the email subject is displayed. A subject input button 515 is a button that is pressed when inputting a subject of an e-mail. In the text display area 516, the content sent as the text of the email is displayed. A text input button 517 is a button that is pressed when inputting the text of an e-mail. In the reading setting display area 518, the reading conditions of the set original are displayed. A detailed setting button 519 is a button that is pressed when setting conditions for reading a document by the scanner unit 6.
  In an e-mail, usually three types of transmission categories are defined. The first transmission section is a transmission section indicating that the destination is a first receiver that receives data to be transmitted, that is, a transmission section represented as a transmission section “TO”. The second transmission category is a transmission category indicating that the destination is a second receiver that receives copy data having the same contents as the data to be transmitted, that is, a transmission represented as a transmission category “CC” (carbon copy). It is a division. The third transmission category is a third recipient whose destination is a third recipient who receives copied data having the same contents as the data to be transmitted, and which does not inform other recipients that he / she is included as a destination, In other words, this is a transmission category represented as a transmission category “BCC” (blind carbon copy). However, in the embodiment of the present invention, the first to third transmission sections are not limited to the transmission sections having the functions described above, and transmission sections having different functions may be applied. it can.
  Suppose that the operation panel unit has a destination setting field for the transmission category “TO”, a destination setting field for the transmission category “CC”, a destination setting column for the transmission category “BCC” (that is, three destination setting fields). ) Are separately and simultaneously displayed in the comparative example, the user can set the destination setting field for “TO”, the destination setting field for “CC”, and the destination setting field for “BCC”. In each case, a user operation for designating (selecting or inputting) a destination in order can be performed. In other words, in the case of such a comparative example, there is no need to perform a transmission category selection operation, and the user can specify destinations in order in the destination setting field for each transmission category, which is convenient for the user. Is expensive. However, in this case, the operation panel unit must be able to display three types of destination setting fields at the same time, which increases the size of the operation panel unit.
  In the MFP 1 and the data transmission device 2 according to the present embodiment, even when the number of setting fields (destination setting fields) in the user operation unit 5 is smaller than the number of selectable transmission categories, A destination can be set without impairing convenience. For example, when the plurality of predefined transmission categories are three types of transmission categories “TO”, “CC”, and “BCC”, and the number of setting fields is one or two, the user Performs the operation of selecting the transmission category, and then repeats the operation of designating the destination using the same setting field. In particular, as shown in FIG. 4, when the number of setting columns 510 in the operation panel unit 51 of the user operation unit 5 is one, the user presses the destination display switching button 511 of the operation panel unit 51. By repeatedly performing the operation for selecting the transmission section and the operation for designating the destination in the selected transmission section, the destination can be set for each transmission section.
  For example, the control unit 4 designates the selected transmission category “TO” when the transmission category “TO” is selected by pressing the destination display switching button 511 that is an object in the operation panel unit 51 of the user operation unit 5. If the selected destination is already stored in the temporary storage unit 45, the selected transmission category “TO” (511 in FIG. 4) is displayed on the operation panel unit 51, and the selected transmission category “TO” is stored. The destination is displayed in the destination setting area 512, and the user operation unit 5 is set in a destination addition designation waiting state. In addition, when the transmission category “TO” is selected on the operation panel unit 51, the control unit 4 does not store the designated destination for the selected transmission category “TO” in the temporary storage unit 45. The destination for the transmission category “TO” is not set (that is, nothing is displayed in the destination setting area 512 or that it is not set), and the user operation unit 5 is set in a new destination waiting state. To do.
  Further, the control unit 4 specifies the selected transmission category “CC” when the transmission category “CC” is selected by pressing the destination display switching button 511 which is an object in the operation panel unit 51 of the user operation unit 5. If the selected destination is already stored in the temporary storage unit 45, the selected transmission category “CC” (511 in FIG. 4) is displayed on the operation panel unit 51, and the selected transmission category “CC” is stored. The destination is displayed in the destination setting area 512, and the user operation unit 5 is set in a destination addition designation waiting state. In addition, when the transmission category “CC” is selected on the operation panel unit 51, the control unit 4 does not store the designated destination for the selected transmission category “CC” in the temporary storage unit 45. The destination for the transmission category “CC” is not set (that is, nothing is displayed in the destination setting area 512 or that it is not set), and the user operation unit 5 is set in a new destination waiting state. To do.
  Further, the control unit 4 specifies the selected transmission category “BCC” when the transmission category “BCC” is selected by pressing the destination display switching button 511 that is an object in the operation panel unit 51 of the user operation unit 5. If the selected destination is already stored in the temporary storage unit 45, the selected transmission category “BCC” (511 in FIG. 4) is displayed on the operation panel unit 51, and the selected transmission category “BCC” is stored. The destination is displayed in the destination setting area 512, and the user operation unit 5 is set in a destination addition designation waiting state. In addition, when the transmission category “BCC” is selected on the operation panel unit 51, the control unit 4 performs transmission if the destination specified for the selected transmission category “BCC” is not stored in the temporary storage unit 45. The destination for the category “BCC” is not set (that is, nothing is displayed in the destination setting area 512 or that it is not set), and the user operation unit 5 is in a waiting state for new designation of the destination. .
  As described above, in the MFP 1 and the data transmission device 2 according to the present embodiment, as shown in FIG. 4, even if the number of setting fields 510 in the operation panel unit 51 is one, the user When the transmission category is selected by the operation and the transmission category is switched on the operation panel unit 51, the display content of the destination setting area 512 is switched to the content corresponding to the selected transmission category. Accordingly, each time the user performs a transmission category selection operation on the operation panel unit 51, the display of the selected transmission category (display of the object 511) is switched, and the display content of the destination setting area 512 is changed to the selected transmission category. Switch to the corresponding content. As a result, the operational convenience of the multifunction device 1 and the data transmission device 2 according to the present embodiment is improved. More specifically, since the contents of the destination setting area 512 are switched according to the switching of the transmission category, there is no need to specify the destination already stored in the temporary storage unit 45, so that the user can operate the operation panel. The amount of operation or operation time performed in the unit 51 can be reduced. Furthermore, since the amount of operations performed by the user on the operation panel unit 51 is reduced, it is possible to reduce the occurrence of erroneous operations in which the user erroneously inputs operation information on the operation panel unit 51.
<Operation of the embodiment>
FIG. 5 is a flowchart illustrating an operation when the MFP 1 or the data transmission device 2 according to the embodiment executes “Scan To Email” transmission. 6 to 8 are diagrams showing display examples when a transmission category is selected and a destination is specified on the “Scan To E-mail” setting screen of the user operation unit 5. FIG. 9 is a diagram illustrating an example of a destination setting screen displayed on the operation panel unit 51, and FIG. 10 is a diagram illustrating an example of a destination selection screen displayed on the operation panel unit 51. FIG. 11 is a diagram illustrating an example of a subject input or text input screen displayed on the operation panel unit 51, and FIG. 12 is a diagram illustrating a display example of a screen for notifying destination unset displayed on the operation panel unit 51. It is.
  “Scan To Email” transmission is executed, for example, when the user of the multifunction device 1 presses the “Scan” button of the user operation unit 5 and selects “Email” from the menu shown in FIG. The
  In step S <b> 1 of FIG. 5, the control unit 4 displays the setting screen illustrated in FIG. 4 on the operation panel unit 51 and waits until the user operates the user operation unit 5.
  In step S2, when the user operation unit 5 is operated, the control unit 4 determines whether or not the destination setting button 513 is pressed. If the destination setting button 513 is pressed, the control unit 4 advances the process to step S3. If the destination setting button 513 is not pressed, the control unit 4 advances the process to step S5.
  In step S3, the control unit 4 causes the operation panel unit 51 to display a destination setting screen shown in FIG. In the present embodiment, the user selects a destination from an address book (a database storing destinations stored in the storage unit 8) and a group list (a set of destinations stored in the storage unit 8). Selection from E-mail transmission history (a collection of destinations stored in the storage unit 8), acquisition from a directory database using LDAP (Lightweight Directory Access Protocol), or direct input Multiple designations (selection or input) can be made. In the case of direct input, the destination can be set by a soft keyboard displayed on the operation panel unit 51. Here, a case where the user selects a destination from the address book will be described.
  In step S4, the control unit 4 causes the user operation unit 5 to display a list of destinations that can be selected as destinations for E-mail (e-mail). This list is created from the destination information stored in the storage unit 8. The destination selection screen shown in FIG. 10 includes an e-mail address as a destination and a corresponding check box. The user selects the destination by checking the check box (in this embodiment, a “re” mark is given).
  When the “OK” button is pressed after selection, the control unit 4 determines the selection of the destination and returns the process to step S1. When the “Cancel” button is pressed after selection, the control unit 4 interrupts the selection and returns the process to step S1. When the number of items of the email address shown in FIG. 10 is large, the destination selection screen can be scrolled by the scroll button. When the “OK” button is pressed in the state shown in FIG. 10, the control unit 4 stores the selected address in the temporary storage unit 45 together with the transmission category. As a result, the “scan to e-mail” transmission setting screen displayed in step S1 is, for example, a destination setting area 512 in FIG. The selected destinations “aaa@aaa.com” and “bbb@bbb.com” are displayed in the destination setting area 512 as destinations. The transmission category is the category displayed on the destination display switching button 511 in step S1. Further, the number of selected destinations (number of cases) may be displayed in the destination setting area 512. For example, in FIG. 6, since the number of selected addresses is two, “(2)” is displayed.
  In step S5, the control unit 4 determines whether or not the “subject input” button 515 shown in FIG. 4 has been pressed. If it has been pressed, the process proceeds to step S6, and if not, the process proceeds to step S7. Proceed to
  In step S <b> 6, the control unit 4 causes the operation panel unit 51 to display a screen for accepting input of an email subject from, for example, a soft keyboard shown in FIG. 11. The user sets the subject of the e-mail using this soft keyboard. When the control unit 4 receives an input of a subject from the user using the soft keyboard, the control unit 4 returns the process to step S <b> 1, and the input subject is displayed in the subject display area 514.
  In step S7, the control unit 4 determines whether or not the text input button 517 has been pressed. If control unit 4 determines that text input button 517 has been pressed, the process proceeds to step S8, and if it is determined that text input button 517 has not been pressed, the process proceeds to step S9.
  In step S <b> 8, the control unit 4 causes the user operation unit 5 to display a screen for accepting input of the text of the email from the soft keyboard. When the control unit 4 receives input of the text from the user, the control unit 4 returns the process to step S <b> 1, and the input text is displayed in the text display area 516.
  In step S <b> 9, the control unit 4 determines whether or not the “detailed setting” button 519 has been pressed. If “detailed setting” button 519 is pressed, control unit 4 advances the process to step S10, and if not pressed, advances the process to step S11.
  In step S <b> 10, the control unit 4 causes the reading setting display area 518 to display a screen for accepting detailed settings from the user when the scanner unit 6 performs reading from the user operation unit 5. When the control unit 4 receives the setting from the user, the control unit 4 returns the process to step S <b> 1, and the setting item is displayed in the reading setting display area 518.
  In step S <b> 11, the control unit 4 determines whether the start key 57 or 58 of the user operation unit 5 has been pressed. If the start key 57 or 58 is pressed, the control unit 4 advances the process to step S12, and if not pressed, returns the process to step S1.
  In step S12, the control unit 4 determines whether the setting of the e-mail address of the e-mail to be created has been completed. That is, the control unit 4 determines whether or not an e-mail address is stored in the temporary storage unit 45. If the setting has been completed, the control unit 4 advances the process to step S13. If the setting has not been completed, the control unit 4 advances the process to step S16. Since the e-mail cannot be transmitted unless the destination is set, confirmation is performed here.
  In step S13, the control unit 4 controls the scanner unit 6 to read a document and create image data. The created image data may be in a compression format such as JPEG (Joint Photographic Experts Group).
  In step S14, the control unit 4 creates an email and assigns the image data created in step S13 to the email as an attached file. In addition, the control unit 4 sets the destination, the subject, and the text given by the settings in the email.
  In step S <b> 15, the control unit 4 transmits an email to which data has been added through the transmission / reception unit 3. The e-mail is transmitted to the destination via a mail server connected to the network 9. After the transmission / reception unit 3 (transmission unit 3) transmits data, the control unit 4 deletes destination information including the transmission category and the destination temporarily stored in the control unit 4 (temporary storage unit 45).
  In step S16, when the destination is not set, the control unit 4 displays the error screen shown in FIG. 12 and notifies the user of the error content. If the “OK” button shown in FIG. 12 is pressed by the user, the control unit 4 returns the process to step S1.
  When the hardware key 52, 53, or 54 of the user operation unit 5 is pressed during the operation illustrated in FIG. 5, the control unit 4 stops a series of operations.
  FIG. 13 is a diagram illustrating an example of an e-mail address as a destination set in each of a plurality of transmission sections and stored in the temporary storage unit 45. FIG. 14 is a flowchart showing an operation when the user presses the destination display switching button 511 in FIG. 4 in the multifunction device 1 or the data transmission device 2 according to the present embodiment. The operation shown in FIG. 14 is performed by the display control unit 43 of the control unit 4. FIG. 14 illustrates a case where the destination is an e-mail address.
  When the user presses the destination display switching button 511 that is an object, the display control unit 43 updates the display of the destination display switching button 511 (step S21). In the present embodiment, every time the destination display switching button 511 is pressed in the state of “TO” (FIG. 6), the display is “CC” (FIG. 7), “BCC” (FIG. 8), “TO”. ”(FIG. 6), and so on. That is, the display “TO” before pressing is switched to the display “CC” after pressing, the display “CC” before pressing is switched to the display “BCC” after pressing, and the display “BCC” before pressing is pressed. Switch to the later display “TO”.
  Next, the display control unit 43 acquires from the temporary storage unit 45 e-mail addresses (for example, all of the e-mail addresses shown in FIG. 13) that have already been designated in the processing of the flowchart of FIG. S22).
  Next, the display control unit 43 extracts (selects) email addresses in the same transmission category as the transmission category displayed by the destination display switching button 511 from the email addresses acquired in step S22 (step S23). . In the case of the example in FIG. 13, the display control unit 43 extracts two email addresses in “TO” if the transmission category is “TO”, and 2 in “CC” if the transmission category is “CC”. One e-mail address is extracted, and if the transmission classification is “BCC”, one e-mail address in “BCC” is extracted.
  Next, the display control unit 43 determines whether or not there is an e-mail address extracted in step S24. If there is an extracted e-mail address, the display control unit 43 advances the process to step S25, and if there is no e-mail address, advances the process to step S26 (step S24).
  In step S <b> 25, the display control unit 43 displays the e-mail address extracted in step S <b> 24 in the destination setting area 512. At this time, the number of extracted email addresses may be displayed in the setting field 510. If there are many extracted e-mail addresses, and some of them cannot be displayed at once in the display area of the setting field 510, the e-mail addresses displayed in the setting field 510 are moved within the setting field 510. You may make it display while making it go. For example, a display method may be employed such that the e-mail addresses are displayed in order in the setting column 510 with line breaks, or the e-mail addresses are displayed while being dynamically scrolled.
  In step S26, since there is no e-mail address to be displayed, the display control unit 43 displays nothing in the destination setting area 512, or prompts the destination setting area 512 to select an e-mail address (for example, “ Not set ”).
  As described above, in the MFP 1 or the data transmission apparatus 2 according to the present embodiment, the classified destination is switched and displayed by pressing the destination display switching button 511. For example, when the e-mail address stored in the temporary storage unit 45 is as shown in FIG. 13, each time the destination display switching button 511 is pressed, the display of the destination setting area 512 is changed from the display of FIG. The display is switched from the display in FIG. 7 to the display in FIG. 8, from the display in FIG. 8 to the display in FIG. In this way, by displaying only the e-mail address set for each transmission category in the destination setting area 512, there is only one destination setting area 512 for displaying the e-mail address and the area is small. However, since the user can designate a destination for each transmission category and can easily check an already-designated e-mail address, convenience for the user is improved.
<Effect of the embodiment>
As described above, according to the MFP 1 and the data transmission device 2 according to the present embodiment, the destination in the selected transmission category is displayed in the destination setting area for each transmission category selected by pressing the button. can do. For this reason, even if the transmission section setting object and the destination setting area 512 are display areas of a small size, the user can specify a destination for each transmission section, and displays a desired designated destination. Therefore, there is an effect that convenience for the user is improved.
<Modification>
FIGS. 15A to 15C are tabs (tabs) # 1, which are screen switching objects of the operation panel unit 51a of the user operation unit of the multifunction peripheral or the data transmission apparatus according to the modification of the present embodiment. FIG. 10 is a diagram illustrating an example of a destination setting screen when tab # 1 is pressed when # 2, # 3, and # 4 are used. 16 to 18, the screens displayed on the operation panel unit 51a are switched to the subject input screen, the body text input screen, and the reading setting screen by pressing the tabs # 2, # 3, and # 4, respectively. It is a figure which shows an example. In FIGS. 15A to 15C and FIGS. 16 to 18, the same or corresponding components as those shown in FIG. 4 are denoted by the same reference numerals as those shown in FIG.
  4 includes a setting column 510 (including a destination display switching button 511 and a destination setting area 512), a destination setting button 513, a subject display area 514, a subject input button 515, and a body text. A display area 516, a text input button 517, a reading setting display area 518, and a detailed setting button 519 are displayed. On the other hand, the operation panel unit 51a of the data transmission apparatus shown in FIGS. 15A to 15C and FIGS. 16 to 18 has tabs # 1, # 2, # 3, and # 4. Tabs # 1, # 2, # 3, and # 4 are objects that accept user operations and switch display contents on the operation panel unit 51 (display unit) in the user operation unit 5. When tab # 1 is pressed, the screen is switched to the destination setting screen shown in FIGS. 15A to 15C, and when tab # 2 is pressed, the screen is switched to the subject input screen shown in FIG. When tab # 3 is pressed, the screen is switched to the text input screen shown in FIG. 17, and when tab # 4 is pressed, the screen is switched to the reading setting screen shown in FIG. A user operates after selecting one of these screens by pressing one of the tabs. Except for this point, the examples of FIGS. 15A to 15C and FIGS. 16 to 18 are the same as the examples shown in FIGS. However, the setting screen displayed for each tab is not limited to these examples, and a plurality of setting items may be displayed for one tab.
  As shown in FIG. 15A, the control unit 4 selects the transmission category “TO” by pressing the destination display switching button 511 that is an object in the operation panel unit 51 a of the user operation unit 5. If the destination specified for the selected transmission category “TO” has already been stored in the temporary storage unit 45, the selected transmission category “TO” is displayed on the operation panel unit 51a and stored for the selected transmission category. The destination is displayed in the destination setting area 512, and the user operation unit 5 is set in a destination addition designation waiting state. In addition, when the transmission category “TO” is selected on the operation panel unit 51a, the control unit 4 does not store the designated destination for the selected transmission category “TO” in the temporary storage unit 45. The destination for the transmission category “TO” is not set, and the user operation unit 5 is set in a new destination waiting state.
  Further, as shown in FIG. 15B, the control unit 4 is selected when the transmission category “CC” is selected by pressing the destination display switching button 511 that is an object in the operation panel unit 51 a of the user operation unit 5. If the destination specified for the selected transmission category “CC” is already stored in the temporary storage unit 45, the selected transmission category “CC” is displayed on the operation panel unit 51a, and the selected transmission category is displayed. Is stored in the destination setting area 512, and the user operation unit 5 is put into a destination addition designation waiting state. In addition, when the transmission section “CC” is selected on the operation panel unit 51a, the control unit 4 does not store the designated destination for the selected transmission section “CC” in the temporary storage unit 45. The destination for the transmission category “CC” is not set, and the user operation unit 5 is set in a new destination waiting state.
  Further, as shown in FIG. 15C, the control unit 4 selects the transmission category “BCC” by pressing the destination display switching button 511 that is an object on the operation panel unit 51 a of the user operation unit 5. If the destination specified for the selected transmission category “BCC” is already stored in the temporary storage unit 45, the selected transmission category “BCC” is displayed on the operation panel unit 51a, and the selected transmission category is displayed. Is stored in the destination setting area 512, and the user operation unit 5 is put into a destination addition designation waiting state. In addition, when the transmission category “BCC” is selected on the operation panel unit 51a, the control unit 4 performs transmission if the destination specified for the selected transmission category “BCC” is not stored in the temporary storage unit 45. The destination for the category “BCC” is not set, and the user operation unit 5 is set in a new destination waiting state.
  As described above, in the multifunction peripheral and the data transmission device according to the modification of the present embodiment, as shown in FIGS. 15A to 15C, the number of setting columns 510 in the operation panel unit 51a is one. Even when the transmission section is selected by the user operation, if the transmission section is switched on the operation panel unit 51a, the display content of the destination setting area 512 is in accordance with the selected transmission section. Switch to content. Therefore, each time the user performs a transmission category selection operation on the operation panel unit 51a, the display of the selected transmission category (display of the object 511) is switched, and the display content of the destination setting area 512 is changed to the selected transmission category. Switch to the corresponding content. Thereby, the operational convenience of the multifunction peripheral and the data transmission device according to the modification of the present embodiment is improved.
  Further, in the multifunction device and the data transmission device according to the modification of the present embodiment, the size of the operation panel unit 51a can be further reduced, and thus the multifunction device and the data transmission device can be easily downsized. become.
  DESCRIPTION OF SYMBOLS 1 Multifunction device, 2 Data transmission apparatus, 3 Transmission / reception part (transmission part), 4 Control part, 5 User operation part, 6 Scanner part, 7 Printing part, 8 Storage part, 41 Transmission / reception control part, 42 Scanner control part, 43 Display Control unit 44 Print control unit 45 Temporary storage unit 51 Operation panel unit 52 Hardware key 53 Status hardware key 54 Power hardware key 55 Numeric keypad 56 Clear key 57 Monochrome start key 58 Color start Key, 510 setting field, 511 Destination display switching button, 512 Destination setting area, 513 Destination setting button, 514 Subject display area, 515 Subject input button, 516 Text display area, 517 Text input button, 518 Reading setting display area, 519 Advanced button.

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  1. A transmission unit for transmitting data;
    An operation for selecting any one transmission section from a plurality of transmission sections indicating a destination type of the data, and a destination in the selected transmission section, having a setting field for displaying information based on a user operation A user operation unit that performs an operation for specifying
    Storing destination information including the selected transmission category and the designated destination, and a control unit for controlling display in the setting field based on the destination information,
    The controller is
    Wherein when the first transmission segment has been selected by the user operation section, if the store has been specified with the selected first transmission segment destination, the selected first transmission segment to the setting column And the destination designated for the selected first transmission category, and the user operation unit is placed in a destination addition designation waiting state .
  2. A transmission unit for transmitting data;
    An operation for selecting any one transmission section from a plurality of transmission sections indicating a destination type of the data, and a destination in the selected transmission section, having a setting field for displaying information based on a user operation A user operation unit that performs an operation for specifying
    A control unit that stores destination information including the selected transmission category and the designated destination, and that controls display in the setting field based on the destination information;
    With
    The controller is
    If the destination specified for the selected first transmission section is stored when the first transmission section is selected in the user operation unit, the first transmission section selected in the setting field is selected. Displaying the specified destination for the first transmission category,
    When the second transmission section different from the first transmission section is selected in the user operation unit, if the destination designated for the selected second transmission section is not stored, the setting field is selected. The second transmission section is displayed, and the destination of the selected second transmission section is displayed as a blank.
    A data transmitting apparatus characterized by that .
  3. The controller is
    When the first transmission segment is selected by the user operation section, if the store has been specified with the selected first transmission segment destination, the user operation section and add specified wait state of the destination The data transmission device according to claim 2 , wherein:
  4. The controller is
    Wherein when the first transmission segment different from the second transmission segment has been selected by the user operation unit, unless stores are specified with the selected second transmission segment destination, select the setting field The data transmission device according to claim 1, wherein the second transmission section is displayed, and the destination of the selected second transmission section is displayed as a blank.
  5. The controller is
    Wherein when said second transmission segment has been selected by the user operation unit, selected the unless the second with the transmission segment stores specified destination, a new designated waiting destination the user operation unit The data transmission device according to claim 2 or 4 , wherein:
  6. Wherein the control unit, the data transmission device according to any one of claims 1 to 5, characterized in that to display the number of destinations for the selected transmission divided into the setting field.
  7. The control unit, the data transmission device according to any one of claims 1 5, characterized in that the display while moving the plurality of destinations specified in the selected transmission segment in said setting section .
  8. The number of setting column, the data transmission device according to any one of claims 1 7, characterized in that less than the number of selectable plurality of transmission sections.
  9. The number of setting column, the data transmission device according to any one of claims 1 to 8, characterized in that one.
  10. The said user operation part has a display part which displays the said information, and a tab which receives the user operation for switching the display content in the said display part, The any one of Claim 1 to 9 characterized by the above-mentioned. Data transmission device.
  11. The setting field of the user operation unit is
    A first setting field including an object for displaying one of the plurality of transmission sections and receiving a user operation for selecting a transmission section;
    According to any one of claims 1 to 10, characterized in that it comprises a second setting column for displaying one or more destinations in the transmission segment displayed on the first setting column Data transmission device.
  12. The data according to any one of claims 1 to 11 , wherein the control unit performs switching of the selected transmission category every time a transmission category selection operation is performed by the user operation unit. Transmitter device.
  13. The data according to any one of claims 1 to 12 , wherein the control unit deletes the destination information temporarily stored in the control unit after the transmission unit transmits the data. Transmitter device.
  14. An image forming apparatus comprising: a data transmission device according to any one of claims 1 to 13.
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