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Circle Outline With Color Change

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000041645D
Original Publication Date: 1984-Feb-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Feb-02
Document File: 1 page(s) / 11K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Stephens, LK: AUTHOR

Abstract

In a color graphics computer display, it is often desirable to display various geometrical shapes or outlines in different colors to improve the contrast between the displayed outlines and/or background colors. For example, in the display of a pie chart, a different color may be desired for the outline of the circle to provide a contrast between the outline and the fill colors. However, the user typically does not have a choice of the color of the outline of the circle or, if a choice is provided, the user is not able to change the choice short of generating the display from scratch. This problem is solved by providing a software tool that allows the user to easily and quickly change the color of the outline of the circle.

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Circle Outline With Color Change

In a color graphics computer display, it is often desirable to display various geometrical shapes or outlines in different colors to improve the contrast between the displayed outlines and/or background colors. For example, in the display of a pie chart, a different color may be desired for the outline of the circle to provide a contrast between the outline and the fill colors. However, the user typically does not have a choice of the color of the outline of the circle or, if a choice is provided, the user is not able to change the choice short of generating the display from scratch. This problem is solved by providing a software tool that allows the user to easily and quickly change the color of the outline of the circle. When the tool is invoked, the user merely presses a designated function key and the color of the circle outline changes to one of several colors that are available. Pressing the function key again causes the color to change to another color and so forth. The user continues pressing the function key until the desired color is displayed, at which time an ENTER key is pressed to effect the change.

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