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The method of switching of the arrangement base point during arranging or moving object

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000014405D
Original Publication Date: 2001-May-26
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2003-Jun-19
Document File: 3 page(s) / 67K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Abstract

Disclosed is a user interface method to switch the arrangement base point of the object while the object is arranging or moving in the WYSIWYG application. The definition of "Arrange object" is to decide the position of the object newly, and "Move object" is to shift the object which has already been arranged. "Arrangement base point" is the point of the object to put it to a specific position. Typically, the arrangement base point is fixed during arranging/moving operation. In the WYSIWYG application, such as a newspaper editing system or a drawing application, object isn't arranged/moved to the position where a user indicates it. The arrangement base point of the object is aligned with other objects, grid, or guide lines. Therefore, if the arrangement base point isn't specified appropriately, the result that a user doesn't intend it is brought. In our method, each of object has the property of the arrangement base point. Objects are arranged/moved according to other objects, or guide lines. The arrangement base point is visible and can be switched during operation.

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  The method of switching of the arrangement base point during arranging or moving object

Disclosed is a user interface method to switch the arrangement base point of the object while the object is arranging or moving in the WYSIWYG application.

The definition of "Arrange object" is to decide the position of the object newly, and "Move object" is to shift the object which has already been arranged. "Arrangement base point" is the point of the object to put it to a specific position.

Typically, the arrangement base point is fixed during arranging/moving operation. In the WYSIWYG application, such as a newspaper editing system or a drawing application, object isn't arranged/moved to the position where a user indicates it. The arrangement base point of the object is aligned with other objects, grid, or guide lines. Therefore, if the arrangement base point isn't specified appropriately, the result that a user doesn't intend it is brought.

In our method, each of object has the property of the arrangement base point. Objects are arranged/moved according to other objects, or guide lines. The arrangement base point is visible and can be switched during operation.

Arranging/moving operation with mouse drag is as follows;

Select the object.

The feedback of the selection is indicated as the border with handles.(Figure 1) Drag the mouse.

The arrangement base point is indicated on the object as the handle. The toolchip is also displayed. (Figure 2) Press a specific key to switc...