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Footnote Categorization

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000045983D
Original Publication Date: 1983-May-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Feb-07
Document File: 1 page(s) / 11K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Repass, JT: AUTHOR [+4]

Abstract

Categorizing footnotes based on buffer capacity and offloading long footnotes eliminates footnote length constraints normally associated with a desktop keyboard/display word processing system.

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Footnote Categorization

Categorizing footnotes based on buffer capacity and offloading long footnotes eliminates footnote length constraints normally associated with a desktop keyboard/display word processing system.

It is desirable to create footnotes during operation in a text create/revise mode. However, any additional text which is to be included in the document, such as tables, is created in a separate buffer from the document. This imposes a size constraint on this additional text due to the limited capacity of the buffer. Since this text may be footnote text and several pages long, the buffer capacity limitation must be alleviated if operator flexibility is to be maintained.

This problem is solved by defining footnotes as short and long.

A short footnote can be created and stored in-line during normal text create/revise operations. To accommodate long footnotes, an operator may specify a diskette/document name and page number where the footnote text is to be located. The include-type footnote thereafter prepared is stored on the identified diskette.

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