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Menu Abbreviation Synonyms

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000050586D
Original Publication Date: 1982-Nov-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Feb-10
Document File: 1 page(s) / 11K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Shipp, KO: AUTHOR

Abstract

Abbreviations used for calling menus in a menu bypass operation are rendered changeable in order to improve operator comfort levels and productivity.

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Menu Abbreviation Synonyms

Abbreviations used for calling menus in a menu bypass operation are rendered changeable in order to improve operator comfort levels and productivity.

Flexibility is imparted to a system by providing alternative menu call abbreviations. Errors are reduced if at least one of the abbreviations is somewhat descriptive. For example, MT and MARTAB could be provided as alternative abbreviations for calling a margin and tab menu.

In order to provide greater flexibility and allow an operator to feel more comfortable with the abbreviations to be used, a system is structured to permit an operator to change one of the alternative abbreviations which will then be in effect thereafter. That is, an operator may wish to merely change MT to M. If comfortable with this, keying is reduced and throughput is increased.

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