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Searching for Annotation in Documents On a Computer

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000103340D
Original Publication Date: 1990-Oct-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Mar-17
Document File: 1 page(s) / 39K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Eisen, I: AUTHOR [+2]

Abstract

This article describes a simple function for the rapid reviewing of annotated, read-only documents on DASD. After using the various forms of annotation (i.e., highlighting, margin notes, stick notes, etc.) the user may, at a later time, wish to review just the pages which are annotated.

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Searching for Annotation in Documents On a Computer

      This article describes a simple function for the rapid
reviewing of annotated, read-only documents on DASD.  After using the
various forms of annotation (i.e., highlighting, margin notes, stick
notes, etc.) the user may, at a later time, wish to review just the
pages which are annotated.

      A new annotation function (called SEARCH) that gives the
capability to rapidly skip to the annotated areas of a document
should be added to current editor programs.  SEARCH is a function
that the user can choose while in annotate mode.

      After initiating SEARCH from an action-bar pull down, the user
selects ANNOTATION as the kind of search.  Then the user can use the
mouse or an accelerator key to find the next (or previous) instance
of annotation.  The editor program displays the page containing the
found annotation, with the cursor placed at that annotation.  The
user will have the ability to select the type of annotation (i.e.,
any annotation, margin notes, stick notes, highlighting, etc.) to be
located.

      To effectively use a computerized document, the user needs the
ability to create various forms of annotation and the capability to
find quickly the pages that are annotated. The ability to find
annotation allows the user a fast way to review what was considered
important when the annotation was created.  Effective ways of using
computerized read-only documents saves time, paper, file cabine...