Patent Number: 6,298,358

Title: Method and apparatus for removing blank space from a document to bedisplayed

Abstract: A technique for removing blank space from an input page that includes aplurality of lines of text is provided. A plurality of objects are definedto represent the lines of text. A size is determined for an output page,such that the output page is smaller than the input page. It is thendetermined whether all the objects fit within the output page. If not,then the size of the output page is increased according to a predeterminedamount, and this action is repeated as necessary until all the objects canfit onto the output page. The objects are then located on the output page,which may include rearranging the objects, as necessary, such that therelative positions of the objects in the output page are different fromthe relative positions of the objects in the input page.

Inventors: Gormish; Michael J. (Los Altos, CA)


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Expiration Date: 10/02/2013