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Qualifying a List of Documents by an Author's Name

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000041686D
Original Publication Date: 1984-Mar-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Feb-02
Document File: 1 page(s) / 12K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Beck, ER: AUTHOR

Abstract

With this word processing system document selection technique, the operator of a clustered word processing system stores, in addition to the document name and operator identification code, the name of the author of the documents. When the operator later requests a list of documents on which further action is to be taken, this list of documents for selection is significantly limited by qualifying on the author's name as well as the operator's identification code. Since fewer documents are displayed, the operator locates the intended documents sooner and the system spends less time displaying unwanted documents. Secretaries and typists (operators) often support several principals. The principals generate numerous memos and reports, and the operators enter them into a word processing system.

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Qualifying a List of Documents by an Author's Name

With this word processing system document selection technique, the operator of a clustered word processing system stores, in addition to the document name and operator identification code, the name of the author of the documents. When the operator later requests a list of documents on which further action is to be taken, this list of documents for selection is significantly limited by qualifying on the author's name as well as the operator's identification code. Since fewer documents are displayed, the operator locates the intended documents sooner and the system spends less time displaying unwanted documents. Secretaries and typists (operators) often support several principals. The principals generate numerous memos and reports, and the operators enter them into a word processing system. If a principal wants an operator to revise, print, or communicate a particular document, the operator must identify that document in the word processing system. Prior techniques have allowed the operator to request a list of all of the documents stored on the system associated with that operator's identification code. The operator then searches the list of documents until the desired document is found. With the present technique the length of this list is substantially shortened due to the additional qualification on the name of the principal or author. This technique is also applicable to the entry of documents into a system fo...