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NOTEPAD Append With Page Number Feedback

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000034779D
Original Publication Date: 1989-Apr-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Jan-27
Document File: 2 page(s) / 53K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Chun, EG: AUTHOR [+2]

Abstract

This article describes a method that allows a user to save blocks of text in a single document while retaining the capacity to recall each block individually in any order. Previously to save a block of text, the user could use the NOTEPAD function in DisplayWrite4 to save one block of text in a "notepad" document. The user could then recall this block of text by selecting the RECALL from the notepad function. If the user wished to save another block of text, the NOTEPAD function would write over the previously saved block of text to save the new block if the user did not supply a notepad document name. The user could supply a new document name to save this new block of text.

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NOTEPAD Append With Page Number Feedback

This article describes a method that allows a user to save blocks of text in a single document while retaining the capacity to recall each block individually in any order. Previously to save a block of text, the user could use the NOTEPAD function in DisplayWrite4 to save one block of text in a "notepad" document. The user could then recall this block of text by selecting the RECALL from the notepad function. If the user wished to save another block of text, the NOTEPAD function would write over the previously saved block of text to save the new block if the user did not supply a notepad document name. The user could supply a new document name to save this new block of text. Using the first method, the user would lose the first block of text saved; using the second method, the user is required to supply unique names for new notepad documents. This invention solves the problems of lost text data and the requirement for the user to create and remember names for several notepad documents. This invention allows the user to define a block of text to be appended and saved in one notepad document that can be either system named or user named. Once the block of text to be moved or copied is defined, the system either creates a document or appends to a document depending on whether the document exists already. If the notepad document does not exist, the system will create the document and then move or copy the block of text to page...