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Opening Online Information That Was Taken Offline

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000061060D
Original Publication Date: 1986-Jun-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Mar-09
Document File: 2 page(s) / 68K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Martens, CW: AUTHOR [+2]

Abstract

A method is provided for enabling users of a computer system having display terminals or workstations attached thereto to take their online documentation offline, and preserve some of the online function. Some users do not have the secondary storage available on their system to house vast amounts of online information. If they remove this information, it would be desirable to retain one of the nicest functions of an online information facility, namely, that of opening the document to the correct location, based upon the location of the cursor. This method allows the user to delete the text of an online document, and preserve the information that opens the document to the cursor sensitive location. In this instance, the online documentation is a standard document.

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Opening Online Information That Was Taken Offline

A method is provided for enabling users of a computer system having display terminals or workstations attached thereto to take their online documentation offline, and preserve some of the online function. Some users do not have the secondary storage available on their system to house vast amounts of online information. If they remove this information, it would be desirable to retain one of the nicest functions of an online information facility, namely, that of opening the document to the correct location, based upon the location of the cursor. This method allows the user to delete the text of an online document, and preserve the information that opens the document to the cursor sensitive location. In this instance, the online documentation is a standard document. Since it is a standard document, the user will know how to delete text from his document if a proper editor is provided. Following is the layout of a standard online document:

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This is not a part of the document that the user can see or delete without deleting the entire document. It is associated with the document to provide the ability to open the document to a specific location based upon cursor positioning. Since this is a standard document, the user can easily see how much space is taken up by each section of the document, using the proper editor. The user can then go through the document and make decisions on what is to be deleted. Fo...