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Output apparatus in which a plurality of images having a plurality of accuracy of colors are output to output devices having different accuracy of colors Patent #: 5943680
ApplicationNo. 847427 filed on 04/24/1997
US Classes:715/513, Structured document (e.g., HTML, SGML, ODA, CDA)715/501.1, Hypermedia715/517Layout
ExaminersPrimary: Hong, Stephen S.
Assistant: Huynh, Cong-Lac
Attorney, Agent or Firm
International ClassG06F 017/21
AbstractDynamically adapting the layout of a document to a particular output device. The layout of a document can be adapted to a particular output device so that the document fully utilizes the capabilities of the output device. A layout generator interrogates the output device to determine the capabilities of the output device. Based upon the capabilities of the output device, the layout generator selects a style sheet to accommodate the particular output device. The style sheet assigns values to format properties such as font properties, color and background properties, and text properties. The layout of the document is adapted to the particular output device by rendering the document on the output device using the values defined in the style sheet.