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Editing Wizard

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000021995D
Original Publication Date: 2004-Feb-18
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2004-Feb-18
Document File: 6 page(s) / 40K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Abstract

This article addresses the current lack of what-you-see-is-what-you-get (WYSIWYG) editing options for XML, HTML, and PDF documentation, and the inability to capture professional proofreader marks and associated questions and comments. Professional editing work is done manually: the editor marks up the documentation hardcopy, makes copies and gives the original markup to the author. If the authors are at distance, the editor has to fax, mail, or laboriously detail edits in an e-mail. Summaries and other recommendations for work prioritization regarding the edits must be manually constructed.

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Editing Wizard

My invention is an Editing wizard that has WYSIWYG editing capabilites for XML, HTML, and PDF file types. The editor can use proofreader marks and color for prioritization, create editing comments, and so on to mark up documentation online . Comments are numbered and presented in expandable windows with numbered icons . A writer can click the icon, copy the comment, and paste it in a Sametime note or e -mail to facilitate writer and editor discussion. The writer can choose to display all of the editor's comments or just certain types: errors, copy edits, proofreaders marks, concreteness problems, and so on. The reporting capability enables the editor to provide a complete and thorough analysis, summary, and recommendation for editing prioritization and resource management in a fraction of the time it would take to construct manually. See the following figure for the Editing Wizard routine :

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O pen file

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T u m on tags ?

Tu rn on tags

N

Y

Configure s e ttin g s ?

Configure routine

N

Y

E d it F ile ?

E d it ro u tin e

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Y

Save file?

Save file

N

Y

R u n report?

R eport rou tin e

N

S e n d to end to Sau th or?

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Y

Configuration of the wizard includes the ability to open the line leading of the document and to configure colors and text to differentiate the type of edit comment (for example, an accuracy issue, an organization problem, and so on) and the person making the edits (if more than one editor is reviewing the information). See the following figure for the Configuration routine:

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STARTConfigure Routine

Open line leading?

END

Y

TheEediting routine of the wizard includes several subroutines: the Proofreader Mark routine, the Comment routine, the Wrong font routine, and the Delete text routine . Each of these subroutines enables you to add a proofreader mark, insert a comment, change the font and mark to delete text, respectively. See the following figures for an illustration of each subroutine:

Choose line leading

N

N

Y

Y

Configure Selectcolors? color for errors?

Select color for index term?

Select color

N

N

N

Y

Y

Y

Y

 Select color for copy edits?

   Save configuration settings?

Select color

Select color for comments?

Select color for links?

Select color for glossary terms?

Y

Select color

Select color

N

Select color

N

Y

Select color

N

Save settings

N

Edit Routine

START

Proofreader Mark Routine

Do you need a proofreader mark?

Y

Proofreader mark routine

Y

Do you need a comment?

START

Y

N

Comment routine

 Add proofreader mark?

N

N

N

N

Highlight text?

Is the font correct?

Wrong font routine

Y

Y

Highlight text

Y

Click proofreader mark

Do you need neiutt rote texleeDto delete text?

Click appropriate mark

N

N

END

  Add comments?

Y

Comment routine

END

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