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User-Specified Spelling Supplement Support

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000059630D
Original Publication Date: 1986-Jan-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Mar-08
Document File: 1 page(s) / 12K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Dunn, JC: AUTHOR [+3]

Abstract

A method is described to permit users on a local area network to maintain individual, protected spelling supplements. Spelling is performed using supplied dictionaries and a dynamic supplement. This supplement usually contains words not found in the main dictionary which are specific to a user's needs. The user may add to or delete from this supplement as needs change. This supplement resides in the dictionary program dataset. A problem arises whenever more than one user has access to a dictionary program since the supplement residing in it may be altered by one user. This would produce unexpected results for other users. Such a situation would exist on a local area network where users share program files.

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User-Specified Spelling Supplement Support

A method is described to permit users on a local area network to maintain individual, protected spelling supplements. Spelling is performed using supplied dictionaries and a dynamic supplement. This supplement usually contains words not found in the main dictionary which are specific to a user's needs. The user may add to or delete from this supplement as needs change. This supplement resides in the dictionary program dataset. A problem arises whenever more than one user has access to a dictionary program since the supplement residing in it may be altered by one user. This would produce unexpected results for other users. Such a situation would exist on a local area network where users share program files. This method allows for protection of the integrity of individual user supplements on a local area network configuration. It also provides a simple method of any user accessing and maintaining multiple supplements, whether in a stand-alone or network environment. Users are allowed to keep versions of their supplement in a directory. These files are actual supplement dataset files. They are not document datasets. There is one dataset per supplement. They may have any valid dataset name. The setup for workstations on a local area network is as follows. Each workstation may operate from diskette drive or the system hardfile. The default program drive is set to whichever of these apply. Each user has a separate directory to hold documents for which he/she is responsible. A default is also set up for this directory path. Under the new system, there is a default supplement name, just as there is a default dictionary name. The default supplement is reached by following...