Typewriter Data Entry into a Personal Computer

Authors

  • M. Craig Wallin
  • Lance Kelly

Keywords:

Communication interface, hardwire, personal computer, typewriter, software.

Abstract

A typewriter with a communications interface was used to generate both an original document and direct financial data entry into a personal computer without alteration or duplication of present and well-ensconced office procedure. The approach taken was to locate a typewriter capable of transmitting standard ASCII text and to hardwire the typewriter to the personal computer. Next, a communication link between the typewriter and the personal computer was established and software was created to place the data transferred in an appropriate format for future use.

Published

1985-07-04

Issue

Section

Regular Papers