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Autowrap Feature on the Flow Command in the Online Presentation Control Language

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000059797D
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 [+4]

Abstract

A method is described which allows the information developer to autowrap a character display unit using the Flow command in 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 and tutorials in which the computer is used to present information.

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Autowrap Feature on the Flow Command in the Online Presentation Control Language

A method is described which allows the information developer to autowrap a character display unit using the Flow command in 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 and tutorials 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. A Display Unit (DU) is a fixed- length block of data to be displayed in an online presentation. A display unit may contain text, blank spaces, a picture, or a mixture of all three. Once defined, a display unit may be reused on different screens or at different locations on the same screen. After an online presentation has been created, the content of a display unit can be altered...