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hard copy

computer output printed on paper, as contrasted with machine-readable output such as magnetic tape

hard copy

[′härd ¦käp·ē]
(computer science)
Human-readable typewritten or printed characters produced on paper at the same time that information is being keyboarded in a coded machine language, as when punching cards or paper tape.
(graphic arts)
The typewritten or paper copy of material keyboarded into a computer, word processor, or typesetter.

hard copy

Printed output. Contrast with soft copy.
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Until DAPMIS is fully implemented this summer, there will be a transition period during which hard-copy photos will still be printed.
netLibrary is converting hard-copy books to a proprietary electronic format, storing them on netLibrary servers, and then converting them to HTML as users request them.
CPC offers Catalog Builder at $2,499, making it an affordable, no-programming-required alternative for companies that publish their own hard-copy catalogs.
(2) The Regulation supplies copious examples of the manner of access to machine-sensible records, but says nothing of the manner in which hard-copy records must be supplied.
While too many funding authorities are finding it increasingly difficult to believe that hard-copy collections are still growing, in this age of high speed data, librarians still find ways to relegate microforms and microcomputers to small enclosed rooms in dreary basements or other dismal places.
Traditionally, Bowne would sign off on the final, hard-copy document, which was often typeset or word-processed for readability.
The switch's administrative personal computer is used to program the system with lists of government agencies and other locations to which hard-copy backups of voice communications are automatically transmitted.
The version at this Web site is configured as a traditional .pdf file broken down by chapter and appendix as well as the catalog in its entirety Those interested may request a catalog on CD or in hard-copy (please specify) by contacting DAU's Student Services Office at student.services@dau.mil (hardcopies are limited to one copy per request).
* The 444 respondents who edited others were about evenly divided between those who used hard-copy markup alone as their primary editing method and those who keyboarded changes and annotations directly into computer files.
The 1993 core Armstrong holding was that electronic versions of e-mail, as compared with hard-copy printouts required to be maintained under existing policies, contain "qualitatively different" information of "tremendous historical value in demonstrating ...
The firm has compiled a list of online NPO resources, with phone numbers (basically a hard-copy list of all its NPO links) in a pocket directory that it distributes free to any NPO.
In addition to the actual retention of records, the regulation addresses such topics as access to the records during a tax audit, maintenance of the records over time, and conversion of hard-copy records to other storage media.