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Graphical Interface for Index Creation

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000106037D
Original Publication Date: 1993-Sep-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Mar-20
Document File: 2 page(s) / 56K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Melkus, LA: AUTHOR [+3]

Abstract

Techniques are disclosed to implement a graphical index creation function which can be accessed through techniques such as a pull-down window or use of the mouse with keyboard augmentation. Invocation of the function results in the appearance of an Index window which includes a pushbutton or other device which enables its removal. If no terms have yet been added to the document, the index list is empty; otherwise, all first level term's which have been added to the document's index appear in the Index list.

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Graphical Interface for Index Creation

      Techniques are disclosed to implement a graphical index
creation function which can be accessed through techniques such as a
pull-down window or use of the mouse with keyboard augmentation.
Invocation of the function results in the appearance of an Index
window which includes a pushbutton or other device which enables its
removal.  If no terms have yet been added to the document, the index
list is empty; otherwise, all first level term's which have been
added to the document's index appear in the Index list.

      The user may indicate that a word should be added to the Index
list by a technique such as double clicking on a single-word term,
marking the beginning and end of a term, and/or dragging the term to
the index window and dropping it there.

      Once the user has added a term to the index, it is highlighted
in a specific color (Color 1) in the text;  as the user pages through
the document, all other instances of the term are highlighted in a
second color (Color 2).  This feature simplifies the task of locating
all instances of the term and allows the user to decide in context
whether to add a specific instance of the term to the index.  The
system also provides the option of automatically putting all
instances of the term in the index.  As the user chooses to add
further instances of the term to the index, their highlighting
changes to Color 1.

      The user may specify second (or subsequent) level inde...