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Advanced Notebook Functions

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000102809D
Original Publication Date: 1990-Feb-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Mar-17
Document File: 1 page(s) / 26K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Fleming, SF: AUTHOR [+2]

Abstract

Provided are a set of advanced function and user interface capabilities to overcome deficiencies in conventional notebook processing.

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Advanced Notebook Functions

      Provided are a set of advanced function and user interface
capabilities to overcome deficiencies in conventional notebook
processing.

      The user is provided with conventional Notebook functionality.
In addition, enhanced functions are provided as follows:
      -- Provide multiple tab types for accessing information, e.g.,
a vertical tab set and a horizontal tab set
      -- Scrolling of tab content along any axis
      -- Use of icons as sort fields on the tabs
      -- Use of mixed tab types along an axis
      -- "Page Advance" on a tab type (prev/next)
      -- Direct manipulation of tabs and pages
      -- Margins, grids, and lines (on/off)

      The benefits to the user include new function, ease of
learning, improved usability, and consistency with conventional
notebook techniques, and consistency with physical analogies.

      Disclosed anonymously.