United States Patent  [n] Patent Number: 4,792,919
Fukunaga  Date of Patent: Dec. 20, 1988
 WORD PROCESSOR
 Inventor: Kouji Fukunaga, Tokyo, Japan
 Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha, Tokyo, Japan
 Appl. No.: 124,368
 Filed: Nov. 23,1987
Related U.S. Application Data
 Continuation of Ser. No. 625,824, Jun. 28, 1984, abandoned.
 Foreign Application Priority Data
Jul. 1, 1983 [JP] Japan 58-118115
Jul. 1, 1983 [JP] Japan 58-118116
 Int. Q.* G06B 9/00
 U.S. CI 364/900
 Field of Search 364/200, 900
 References Cited
U.S. PATENT DOCUMENTS 4,370,707 1/1983 Phillips et al 364/200
Bove et al., "Overview and Tutorial... Word Processing Tools for Writers" Users Guide to CP/M Systems and Software, vol. 1, No. 3, Mar. 83, pp. 38-41, 44, 45.
Primary Examiner—Gareth D. Shaw
Assistant Examiner—John G. Mills
Attorney, Agent, or Firm—Fitzpatrick, Cella, Harper &
A word processor comprises a keyboard for inputting characters, a text compiling unit for compiling a text by the characters inputted from the keyboard, a memory for storing the text compiled by the text compiling unit, a designation unit for designating ends of chapters or phrases of the text when the text is compiled by the text compiling unit, and a table of contents compiling unit for compiling a table of contents corresponding to the chapters or the paragraphs of the text in accordance with the designation of the ends of the chapters or the paragraphs by the designation unit.
15 Claims, 36 Drawing Sheets