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Copying an Entire Staple Package

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000038111D
Original Publication Date: 1989-Nov-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Jan-31
Document File: 2 page(s) / 13K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

MacPhail, MG: AUTHOR

Abstract

Disclosed is a method to file a new staple package into a library by copying an existing staple package. The existing staple package can be defined in the context of a folder. The staple relationship logically ties two otherwise discrete, independently defined documents together. This relationship is a one-to-one relation where the attaching document can be referred to as the "stapler" and the receiving document can be referred to as the "staplee". A particular "stapler" document may be stapled to many other "staplee" documents at the same time. The context defined for the staple relationship can be a folder or a set of folders. When the staple relationship is defined within a context, the relationship is logically limited to that context.

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Copying an Entire Staple Package

Disclosed is a method to file a new staple package into a library by copying an existing staple package. The existing staple package can be defined in the context of a folder. The staple relationship logically ties two otherwise discrete, independently defined documents together. This relationship is a one-to-one relation where the attaching document can be referred to as the "stapler" and the receiving document can be referred to as the "staplee". A particular "stapler" document may be stapled to many other "staplee" documents at the same time. The context defined for the staple relationship can be a folder or a set of folders. When the staple relationship is defined within a context, the relationship is logically limited to that context. For example, if the staple relationship is defined within the context of a folder, then the user will see the staple relationship when dealing with that folder. The user can staple "Note A" to a document when the document is viewed in "Folder 1",and staple "Note B" to the document when the document is viewed in "Folder 2". When an authorized user decides to copy a "staplee" document, another parallel decision must also be made regarding the usefulness of the document's "staplers". In some instances, the user will want to copy the "staplers" as useful, independently valuable documents. In other instances, the user will not want to copy the "staplers" along with the "staplee". When staple relationships have been defined within a particular folder context, the user can d...