(54) DATA PROCESSING SETTING APPARATUS, DATA PROCESSING SETTING METHOD, DATA PROCESSING SETTING PROGRAM, AND COMPUTER READABLE RECORDING MEDIUM RECORDING THE PROGRAM
(75) Inventors: Fusahiro Shiono, Osaka (JP); Atsushi Ohta, Nara (JP); Takashi Sawano,
(73) Assignee: Sharp Kabushiki Kaisha, Osaka (JP)
( * ) Notice: Subject to any disclaimer, the term of this patent is extended or adjusted under 35 U.S.C. 154(b) by 559 days.
(21) Appl.No.: 11/437,978
(22) Filed: May 18, 2006
(65) Prior Publication Data
US 2006/0265671 Al Nov. 23, 2006
(30) Foreign Application Priority Data
May 20,2005 (JP) 2005-148762
(51) Int. CI.
G06F 3/00 (2006.01)
G06F 3/14 (2006.01)
(52) U.S. CI 715/839; 715/719; 715/765;
(58) Field of Classification Search 715/719,
715/764, 765, 781, 835, 838, 839, 846, 965, 715/977; 345/473, 660 See application file for complete search history.
(56) References Cited
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The present invention provides a data processing setting apparatus which allows a user to easily confirm a function, which has already been set, when setting a desired function from a plurality of functions of data processing. A printer driver UI section 15 includes (I) a display control section 37 for displaying on a setting screen image a plurality of advanced function icons each indicating a function of a print processing and being able to be identified by the function, (II) a detail condition setting section 42 for (i) setting one advanced function corresponding to the advanced function icon selected, in response to an input instruction, from a plurality of advanced function icons displayed on the setting screen image, and (III) a set function icon display processing section 43 for displaying a set function icon in a region of the setting screen image, not in a region in which the plurality of advanced function icons are displayed, the set function icon corresponding to the advanced function set by the detail condition setting section 42 and indicating that the advanced function has already been set.
14 Claims, 39 Drawing Sheets