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Alternate Insert Mode for Attribute Effects in Multimedia Applications

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000104211D
Original Publication Date: 1993-Mar-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Mar-18
Document File: 2 page(s) / 40K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Aaker, KD: AUTHOR [+3]

Abstract

An alternate insert mode for attribute effects in multimedia text applications is disclosed. In this alternate mode, the effect of an attribute on newly inserted data at the start and end positions of the attribute is different from that of the normal insert mode.

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Alternate Insert Mode for Attribute Effects in Multimedia Applications

      An alternate insert mode for attribute effects in multimedia
text applications is disclosed.  In this alternate mode, the effect
of an attribute on newly inserted data at the start and end positions
of the attribute is different from that of the normal insert mode.

      An alternate insert mode for attribute effects in multimedia
text applications is disclosed.  In most multimedia text
applications, new data inserted at the start and end positions of an
attribute effect may or may not get the attribute effect.

      Consider the following example where a piece of text is
highlighted:

      NTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINE CORPORATION

      Assume that the cursor is under the "N" in "NTERNATIONAL", and
we now want to insert the letter "I" to correct the word.  Note that
the attribute effect starts at the cursor position and ends
immediately following the "E" in "MACHINE".  On most multimedia, the
inserted "I" also gets the highlight effect (but on others, it
doesn't - this is the confusing and ambiguous part).  This is the
default insert mode, which says that a character inserted at the
cursor position will get the same attribute effect as the EXISTING
character at that position.

      Now, the letter "S" is inserted, following "MACHINE", then the
cursor is moved to the blank after the word "MACHINE".  Note that
there is an end attribute behind the blank.  If the de...