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Function and User Interface to Forwarding a Note With Additional Text

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000037406D
Original Publication Date: 1989-Jan-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Jan-29
Document File: 1 page(s) / 12K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Heyen, JG: AUTHOR [+2]

Abstract

The technique described provides an architected approach for adding text to an object for forwarding, while allowing easy deletion of the additional text by the recipient. The result is additional function for the user as well as consistency in functionality and user interface across multiple systems and other applications.

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Function and User Interface to Forwarding a Note With Additional Text

The technique described provides an architected approach for adding text to an object for forwarding, while allowing easy deletion of the additional text by the recipient. The result is additional function for the user as well as consistency in functionality and user interface across multiple systems and other applications.

In current computing systems, the system may provide a means to forward a note or document with additional text. They system may or may not allow the user to write the buckslip(s) with the forwarded note. The user who wishes to forward a note without buckslips added by previous senders may be unable to do so.

This technique provides the following facilities as a solution to the problem described above: O A means for the sender to add one or more buckslips provided by the system O A means to add text to a forwarded note, with or without a system-provided buckslip O A means for the recipient to delete selectively one or more buckslips before resending or filing the forwarded note

After a request to forward an object, the system puts the user into edit mode so that he may write a text buckslip to send with the object. If the user wishes to add a buckslip provided by the system (e.g., "For your information"), he may select an action from the action bar, then select the appropriate buckslip. If he chooses, the user may write his own text in addition to the system-provided bucksli...