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Paste as New

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000013654D
Original Publication Date: 2000-Mar-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2003-Jun-18
Document File: 2 page(s) / 36K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Abstract

Disclosed is a software function designed to expedite the creation of news files from data stored in the clipboard. Software developers can incorporate this function into huge array of software applications which utilize a clipboard. This software function is referred to throughout this disclosure as the "paste as new" function.

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Paste as New

Disclosed is a software function designed to expedite the creation of news files from data stored in the clipboard. Software developers can incorporate this function into huge array of software applications which utilize a clipboard. This software function is referred to throughout this disclosure as the "paste as new" function.

This software function can best be described by typical scenarios which a user undergoes.

For instance, when a user uses an image editing program:

A user selects a portion of an image to be copied.

The user copies the portion of the image that he/she wants to the clipboard.

The user selects the "paste as new" function in software application's menu. This selected option

creates a new image with the dimensions and type of the copied image from the clipboard.

The existing problem (i.e., the lack of a "paste as new" function) can be illustrated by example. When a user of an image editing program would like to remove a portion of an image and create a new image that has the same dimensions as the cut portion (i.e., the same method previously performed) , the process requires several superfluous steps.

The user has to select the new portion of the image to be copied.

The user copies the portion of the image that he/she wants to the clipboard.

The user has to create a new file that is the same size (if the size is known, which is typically

uncommon) or bigger than the copied image. The user pastes (from the clipboard) the copied image over the new blank image.

The user has to select the image again and crop out the remaining white space if the newly created

file is larger than the image....