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Go To Function For Cursor Movement

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000048505D
Original Publication Date: 1982-Feb-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Feb-08
Document File: 1 page(s) / 11K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Adam, TL: AUTHOR [+8]

Abstract

An improved ease of use capability is provided with a "go to" function to rapidly move a cursor to the first keying position on a page, if the page exists, or to the next logical position if no page exists. The first keyable character position is the first position at which text may be inserted on a page. If the page name (system page number) entered is found, the cursor is moved to that page. If the page entered is not a page name for the document, the cursor is moved to the page with the next higher page number. If, however, the specified page number is greater than any existing page number in the document, the cursor is moved to the page end code after the last character of the document.

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Go To Function For Cursor Movement

An improved ease of use capability is provided with a "go to" function to rapidly move a cursor to the first keying position on a page, if the page exists, or to the next logical position if no page exists. The first keyable character position is the first position at which text may be inserted on a page. If the page name (system page number) entered is found, the cursor is moved to that page. If the page entered is not a page name for the document, the cursor is moved to the page with the next higher page number. If, however, the specified page number is greater than any existing page number in the document, the cursor is moved to the page end code after the last character of the document.

For example, assume that the document being revised contains pages with the following names: * 1

* 2

* 3

* 4

If the cursor is on page 1, an operator presses a provided "go to" key, and types 3.1 in response to a type page number prompt. The cursor is moved to the first character of page 4. This is because page 3.1 does not exist. The system also alerts the operator.

If the operator specifies page 10, the cursor is moved to the next keyable character position after the last character of page 4.

If the operator does not enter a page name, the system assumes that the next page is the desired page and performs a "page advance" function.

If the operator selects a page which is prior to or the same as the last page queued for printing and that page...