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A method of setting the font for a text field

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000033103D
Original Publication Date: 2004-Nov-25
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2004-Nov-25
Document File: 2 page(s) / 21K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Abstract

By using this method, the font for a text field is automatically changed from the default font to the previously set font when the cursor is moved to the text field. Or a user can select the previously set font from the mouse menu.

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A method of setting the font for a text field A text field has the default font which is fixed to the application, and if a user wants to change the default font, the user need to select a font, size, and other properties in the property window. By setting field properties beforehand, however, the user is free from the operation for each field.

How the invention solves the problem :

(1) Register a font set for a text field beforehand.
(2) Select either "Yes" or "No" for "Automatic setup".
(3) In case of "Yes" for "Automatic setup"
(a) The font for the text field is set to the registered font when the cursor is moved to the text field.
(b) The font for the existing text in the text field is converted to the registered font.
(4) In case of "No" for "Automatic setup", the font is set by either [1]mouse or [2]keyboard operation.
[1] mouse operation
(a) By clicking the right button on a mouse, the registered fonts are displayed in a mouse menu, and by selecting one of the displayed fonts, the font for the field is set to the selected font.
(b) If any text already exists in the text field, ranges to convert the font are displayed in a mouse menu, and by selecting one of the ranges, the text in the selected range is converted to the registered font.
[2] keyboard operation
(a) By typing the font selection key, such as "Alt + o", the registered font is set to the field. Each time to type the font selection key, the font set is changed to the next registered font.
(b) By typing the range selection key, such as "Alt + p", the range of text to convert the font is selected. Each time to type the range selection key, the range of text to convert the font is changed.

Font registration

Font registration

Font1

Font2

Font3

Font4

....

A property window is displayed and a font is registered. Two or more registrations are possible.

Automatic setup

Yes

No

Font

Font

Color

Century Century Gothic

Courier

Comic Sans M...