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Format for Repeating a Series of Information Commands in an Online Presentation Control Language

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000059786D
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

Gaither, WD: AUTHOR [+2]

Abstract

A method is described which allows for information developers to specify blinking and other looping devices within an online presentation. The Online Presentation Control Language (OPCL) is a programming language designed to create stand-alone online presentations. An information developer, typically a non-programmer, uses the OPCL's commands to specify document structure, displayable text, sounds, animation, and other parts of the presentation. The Online Presentation Development System (OPDS) is a group of programs designed to create stand-alone online presentations. Online presentations include such items as product demonstrations, tutorials, and other programs in which the computer is used to present information.

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Format for Repeating a Series of Information Commands in an Online Presentation Control Language

A method is described which allows for information developers to specify blinking and other looping devices within an online presentation. The Online Presentation Control Language (OPCL) is a programming language designed to create stand-alone online presentations. An information developer, typically a non-programmer, uses the OPCL's commands to specify document structure, displayable text, sounds, animation, and other parts of the presentation. The Online Presentation Development System (OPDS) is a group of programs designed to create stand-alone online presentations. Online presentations include such items as product demonstrations, tutorials, and other programs in which the computer is used to present information. The OPDS consists of three tools: -the OP Compiler which converts the OPCL into object format, -the OP Compressor which formats and compresses displayable picture elements of text and graphic shapes, and -the OP Processor which loads and executes the object code with its corresponding picture elements. Within the OPDS, the information developer needed a way to blink screen elements in order to emphasize those elements. The hardware blink attribute, however, is not available when the online presentation is using 640x200 graphics screen mode. This method describes how the OPDS allows for blinking and other looping structures by allowing for repeating a seri...