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Character Locate As a Cursor Movement Technique on Unintelligent Display Station

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000060440D
Original Publication Date: 1986-Apr-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Mar-08
Document File: 1 page(s) / 11K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Naatz, DC: AUTHOR [+3]

Abstract

This invention provides the function of Character Locate as a cursor movement technique on dependent display stations. The IBM Displaywriter system provides a function called Character Locate to assist in finding the end of a string of text to be Copied, Moved, or Deleted. When Character Locate is active, pressing a key on the keyboard causes the cursor to move to the next occurrence of that character in the document. This function is only available as part of the Copy, Move, or Delete Text functions. As part of the DisplayWrite/36, the Character Locate function is available as a cursor movement technique whenever desired by the operator. This function is activated by pressing a host-designated PF key and can be reset by pressing the Error Reset key.

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Character Locate As a Cursor Movement Technique on Unintelligent Display Station

This invention provides the function of Character Locate as a cursor movement technique on dependent display stations. The IBM Displaywriter system provides a function called Character Locate to assist in finding the end of a string of text to be Copied, Moved, or Deleted. When Character Locate is active, pressing a key on the keyboard causes the cursor to move to the next occurrence of that character in the document. This function is only available as part of the Copy, Move, or Delete Text functions. As part of the DisplayWrite/36, the Character Locate function is available as a cursor movement technique whenever desired by the operator. This function is activated by pressing a host-designated PF key and can be reset by pressing the Error Reset key. On other word processing systems, separate keys are provided for the functions of word advance, line advance, and paragraph advance. The Character Locate function can provide all of these functions without the need for separate keys on the keyboard for each method of cursor movement. When Character Locate is active, the following cursor movement functions are provided in the following manner: Word Advance Pressing the space bar. Line Advance Pressing the Carrier Return key. Sentence Advance Pressing the period key. Paragraph Advance Pressing the Required Carrier Return key. Through the use of one new key (the key that activates the Chara...