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Object Set Attributes

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000043952D
Original Publication Date: 1984-Oct-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Feb-05
Document File: 1 page(s) / 11K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Barker, BA: AUTHOR [+3]

Abstract

Default and user-defined attributes are tied to object sets rather than following work in order to facilitate efficient management of integrated information. When object sets are initially created, a set of defaults is established which define size, left and right margins, and space before and after the object sets. The defaults exist as attributes and are operator changeable. When operating in a text environment, format lines are commonly utilized to control all following text operations. In an integrated environment involving text, graphics, tables, etc., the use of format lines is not a viable approach. This is not only because of the different types of information involved, but because format lines control all following information until changed. When text, graphics, tables, etc.

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Object Set Attributes

Default and user-defined attributes are tied to object sets rather than following work in order to facilitate efficient management of integrated information. When object sets are initially created, a set of defaults is established which define size, left and right margins, and space before and after the object sets. The defaults exist as attributes and are operator changeable. When operating in a text environment, format lines are commonly utilized to control all following text operations. In an integrated environment involving text, graphics, tables, etc., the use of format lines is not a viable approach. This is not only because of the different types of information involved, but because format lines control all following information until changed. When text, graphics, tables, etc., are separately defined as object sets, the use of attributes tied to each object set overcomes earlier experienced problems of format lines.

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