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Edit Function for the Pasted Data

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000035145D
Original Publication Date: 1989-Jun-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Jan-28
Document File: 3 page(s) / 36K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Ikeda, H: AUTHOR [+4]

Abstract

This article describes a means for a special editing function under the following circumstances:

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Edit Function for the Pasted Data

This article describes a means for a special editing function under the following circumstances:

1) when there are two or more editors running in a multi-window environment, or

2) when one editor has the capability of pasting the external data created by another editor.

This invention consists of two new editing functions:

1) An operator can kick an original editor A while editing a document A to which external data was pasted, in order to edit the pasted data.

2) When the operator updates the pasted data and terminates the source data editor B, the pasted data will be updated automatically.

As the harvest of this invention, an application can be developed independently and the user can obtain a logical LINK between the merged document and the source data editor.

Editor B can display and edit data B using a pointing device (P.D.) by which the operator can point to a certain point. The term "point" does not exactly mean a pixel of the screen but may indicate a character of text or a cell of a spread sheet. Editor B also has a function of specifying a portion of data B using P.D., for instance, by pointing left top and right bottom for a rectangle area.

There is a Common Data Area (CDA) in this system which can be accessed by any application. When an operator requests "Cut" in the editor B, it will transfer the following five kinds of information. Some of them may be omitted to avoid redundancy. 1) Data about display portion of data B

This data format is predefined for the whole system and displayed on the screen by editor A. Usually this data is used for display only, and it is not able to be edited. 2) Information about how editor B displays data B

This data is used by editor B when the data is pasted into document A in order to determine what ratio is used to display the data B. 3) Original data B

This data can be handle...