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Displaywrite Next Key Functional Enhancement

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000060202D
Original Publication Date: 1986-Mar-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Mar-08
Document File: 1 page(s) / 11K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Cuan, V: AUTHOR [+4]

Abstract

A method is described which permits operators of DisplayWrite 3* to more easily find the next occurrence of stop codes via the "Next" key. In DisplayWrite 1 and 2, the only mechanism to find the next occurrence of a stop code in a document was by the following control sequence: CTRL+HOME+CTRL+6+ENTER. This sequence was quite bothersome for two reasons. First of all, the HOME key is not easily accessible without looking at the keyboard. The second reason is that the ENTER key is often pressed accidentally while reaching for the HOME key. This results in the insertion of a required carrier return at the point of insertion. This method eliminates the useability problem by reducing the number of keys to perform the same function from 5 to 2.

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Displaywrite Next Key Functional Enhancement

A method is described which permits operators of DisplayWrite 3* to more easily find the next occurrence of stop codes via the "Next" key. In DisplayWrite 1 and 2, the only mechanism to find the next occurrence of a stop code in a document was by the following control sequence: CTRL+HOME+CTRL+6+ENTER. This sequence was quite bothersome for two reasons. First of all, the HOME key is not easily accessible without looking at the keyboard. The second reason is that the ENTER key is often pressed accidentally while reaching for the HOME key. This results in the insertion of a required carrier return at the point of insertion. This method eliminates the useability problem by reducing the number of keys to perform the same function from 5 to 2. The operator in DisplayWrite 3 simply presses CTRL+N to find the next occurrence of a stop code. The definition of the "Next" key during text edit also has been enhanced such that it now finds the next occurrence of either a variable instruction or a stop code. * Trademark of IBM Corporation.

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