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Column Revision Without Regard To Adjoining Columns

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000048509D
Original Publication Date: 1982-Feb-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Feb-08
Document File: 2 page(s) / 32K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Shipp, KO: AUTHOR

Abstract

Disclosed is a method of revising a single column without affecting adjoining columns. The revision is accomplished by transferring the column to be revised into a separate storage area, editing the column, and transferring the edited column into the old column position.

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Column Revision Without Regard To Adjoining Columns

Disclosed is a method of revising a single column without affecting adjoining columns. The revision is accomplished by transferring the column to be revised into a separate storage area, editing the column, and transferring the edited column into the old column position.

During normal usage of word processing display units, it is often necessary to revise data entered in but one of several columns.

By isolating the column to be revised and placing it in a column buffer, single column revision may be accomplished. In this mode the left margin is set to the column left margin and the right margin is set to the column right margin. While in this column revise mode, the column may be revised as if it were on a page by itself and entries may be deleted, added or altered without affecting any other columns of the table. Table I represents a table in which the middle column requires revision. Table II shows the middle column removed from the table and ready for revision.

When all required revisions have been accomplished, a key is pressed and the system replaces the old version of the column with the table is accomplished by performing a "column delete" operation and inserting the revised version at the column insertion point represented by the column left margin by performing a "column copy" operation.

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