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Interactive Documentation Retrieval System on a Virtual Memory System

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000062276D
Original Publication Date: 1986-Nov-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Mar-09
Document File: 1 page(s) / 12K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Silco, C: AUTHOR

Abstract

An arrangement is described to allow users on a Virtual Memory (VM) system to increase their productivity in retrieving project documentation interactively on VM quickly and easily. Users can select any of the major documentations that are produced as a project goes through the development cycle (Architecture, Design, Implementation, Test, and Support). After the user interactively selects a major document to be processed, the arrangement then interactively provides the user with all of the subcomponents of that document. The user can then select which subcomponents to be processed by BROWSE, PRINT, and any other VM functions. The VM user interface to a project is customized without reducing the VM flexibility and power. Memos, documents, and data files can be distributed through a distribution list or via menu selections.

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Interactive Documentation Retrieval System on a Virtual Memory System

An arrangement is described to allow users on a Virtual Memory (VM) system to increase their productivity in retrieving project documentation interactively on VM quickly and easily. Users can select any of the major documentations that are produced as a project goes through the development cycle (Architecture, Design, Implementation, Test, and Support). After the user interactively selects a major document to be processed, the arrangement then interactively provides the user with all of the subcomponents of that document. The user can then select which subcomponents to be processed by BROWSE, PRINT, and any other VM functions. The VM user interface to a project is customized without reducing the VM flexibility and power. Memos, documents, and data files can be distributed through a distribution list or via menu selections. Memos, documents, and data files can be directed to printers or user bins (user inboxes). Data routed to a printer is automatically sent to the correct printer and printer setups queue by this arrangement. Therefore, print data need only be designated for printing, and data that is routed to a user's bin will show up as a hard copy with the user's name or ID on the first page. A distribution list will allow groups of users to receive the same information with only one invocation. Within the distribution list there is information that will allow the data to be sent either to the user's...