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Method of TRACKING REVISIONS in Large Documents

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000062497D
Original Publication Date: 1986-Dec-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Mar-09
Document File: 1 page(s) / 12K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Bracht, CJ: AUTHOR

Abstract

A method is described to quickly find multiple changes made to a large document (such as a chapter for a book or a legal document) without going page by page through the document looking for the revision markings and possibly missing some. In word processing systems, there exist methods to identify modified text by the use of revision markings. The markings indicate existing text that is to be deleted and newly created text that is to be inserted into the document (overstriking can be used to mark deletions and bold can be used to mark insertions). The marking of the text is done to provide a view of requested modifications before the changes are actually finalized. Once the marked document's revisions are reviewed, the changes are finalized, or further revisions are requested until the last change is made.

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Method of TRACKING REVISIONS in Large Documents

A method is described to quickly find multiple changes made to a large document (such as a chapter for a book or a legal document) without going page by page through the document looking for the revision markings and possibly missing some. In word processing systems, there exist methods to identify modified text by the use of revision markings. The markings indicate existing text that is to be deleted and newly created text that is to be inserted into the document (overstriking can be used to mark deletions and bold can be used to mark insertions). The marking of the text is done to provide a view of requested modifications before the changes are actually finalized. Once the marked document's revisions are reviewed, the changes are finalized, or further revisions are requested until the last change is made. In accordance with the new method, during Pagination or Print of a revised document, a scan for the revision marking controls is made and a separate page is created and appended to the end of the document. This new page tracks the number and type of revisions that exist and the pages they occur on. Then when the printed copy is reviewed, the page with the newly created revision tracking information is used as a quick reference for finding the changes. An example of Revison Tracking Output is shown below. REVISION TRACKING

PG.# TYPE OF REVISION # OF REVISIONS

3 INSERTION 2

13 DELETION 1

17 INSERTION 2

17 DELETION...