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Enhanced List Presentation Attributes

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000037599D
Original Publication Date: 1989-Apr-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Jan-29
Document File: 1 page(s) / 11K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Torres, RJ: AUTHOR

Abstract

Provided is an extended set of presentation attributes for list information to overcome the deficiencies of conventional list panels.

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Enhanced List Presentation Attributes

Provided is an extended set of presentation attributes for list information to overcome the deficiencies of conventional list panels.

The user is initially provided with a simple selection list without access to more complex interaction styles, e.g., commands. The user is provided with a technique to change the list format to include more advanced styles in an incremental fashion, e.g., graphic, text, mini-commands, commands, etc. The user can toggle through available list forms and use whichever is appropriate. Additionally, the list presentation is customizable to provide parameters available to document processors, e.g., display lines per inch, fonts and font sizes, emphasis, and color to name a few.

The benefits to the user are a simple interface that is gradually expanded and tailored to specialized needs. Additional functionality and customization features are provided.

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