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Two Dimensional Editing Process

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000084322D
Original Publication Date: 1975-Oct-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Mar-02
Document File: 3 page(s) / 39K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Maple, WR: AUTHOR

Abstract

ART is a process for creating and editing computer files that contain character coded information having two-dimensional characteristics. Examples of such data include diagrams, columnar tables, matrix tables and formatted text (right- and left-justified). Using ART, a terminal user can more easily enter and maintain illustrative information in text files. The result is that illustrations, table, examples, etc. are kept close to the descriptive text and totally within a machine processable environment for formatting, transmitting, etc.

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Two Dimensional Editing Process

ART is a process for creating and editing computer files that contain character coded information having two-dimensional characteristics. Examples of such data include diagrams, columnar tables, matrix tables and formatted text (right- and left-justified).

Using ART, a terminal user can more easily enter and maintain illustrative information in text files. The result is that illustrations, table, examples, etc. are kept close to the descriptive text and totally within a machine processable environment for formatting, transmitting, etc.

ART operates interactively with a terminal user while manipulating the user's data. Therefore, the effect of each operation is immediately available for review. The process is particularly structured for use with generally available line- and character-oriented terminals (e.g., IBM 2741) and printers (e.g., IBM 1403). The greater capabilities of video graphic devices are also exploited.

The figure (produced by ART) illustrates the process' environment. The terminal user interacts with ART via the command set to manipulate the various files and the information within them. Pictures may be selected from any of the external data files and loaded into the computer. These pictures may be manipulated individually or they may be grouped into a complex collage of simpler, standard elements.

Filed supporting the basic operations are: o Descriptive Text File - Used to describe ART operations to the terminal user and to contain the various available character

sets. o Imbedded Text Work File - Pictures may be kept in privates files or imbedded within larger text files. The latter case

requires this temporary work file when writing such a picture. o User Macro Files - Users may collect and parameterize commands into common groups. Each group is named and put into...