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Direct Manipulation of Multimedia Link Marker Repository

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000106061D
Original Publication Date: 1993-Sep-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Mar-20
Document File: 2 page(s) / 37K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Eisen, IR: AUTHOR [+2]

Abstract

Described is a method for the direct manipulation of link markers. A user creating a multimedia document needs a fast efficient way of creating link markers. A multimedia repository containing existing link markers that the user desires to use may already exist. The user needs a quick simple method of re-using the relevant link markers in his own document.

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Direct Manipulation of Multimedia Link Marker Repository

      Described is a method for the direct manipulation of link
markers.  A user creating a multimedia document needs a fast
efficient way of creating link markers.  A multimedia repository
containing existing link markers that the user desires to use may
already exist.  The user needs a quick simple method of re-using the
relevant link markers in his own document.

      Multimedia editors and multimedia link marker repositories
should use OS/2* CUA* direct manipulation methodology to allow the
copying of existing link markers.  A user wanting to create a link
marker in his multimedia document might follow the following steps:

o   Open a multimedia link marker repository.
o   Search it based on criteria describing the type of link desired.
o   Decide which of the resultant links you desire.
o   Lock onto the desired link marker using your mouse (i.e., press
    finger on proper mouse button).
o   Drag the link marker to the point in your document where you
    desire the link.
o   Release the link marker (i.e. take finger off mouse button).
o   A copy of the link marker will be situated at that point in your
    document.

      The multimedia editor must communicate with the repository
using DDE protocol to request the relevant information about the
dropped link marker.  This information would be stored when the user
decided to save the document.  At a later time when the doc...