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Method for Multiple Round Data Entry to an Application with a Multiple Partition Clipboard

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000106178D
Original Publication Date: 1993-Oct-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Mar-20
Document File: 2 page(s) / 69K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Johnson, WJ: AUTHOR [+4]

Abstract

Provided is a clipboard mode for clipping a multiplicity of strings into a clipboard for entry into one or more applications whereby the strings are entered into the application as a single operation and whereby the application receives said strings as through they were individually entered.

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Method for Multiple Round Data Entry to an Application with a Multiple Partition Clipboard

      Provided is a clipboard mode for clipping a multiplicity of
strings into a clipboard for entry into one or more applications
whereby the strings are entered into the application as a single
operation and whereby the application receives said strings as
through they were individually entered.

      The multiple partition capability allows the clipboard to
contain multiple partitions of information which are individually
controlled or controlled as a set.  Information can be any media as
required by a particular environment requirements.  The user has
additional flexibility in creating complex objects.  The multiple
partition clipboard will consist of a folder which contains multiple
datastreams.  Each datastream will be uniquely identified and
created/deleted as required when a user is accessing the clipboard.
Each datastream will be maintained in memory unless size constraints
warrant a file.  Each partition automatically points to a file for
cases of very large clipped portions or very limited memory.  The
user clips a selected portion for moving/copying into the clipboard
with a unique key sequence including a numeric for indicating which
partition to clip into.  Partitions 0 through N are available.  The
user may also copy or move from the clipboard to a selected position
with a unique key sequence including the appropriate clipboard
partition numeric for clipped data reference.

      This method allows a user to specify partitions as a series of
data entries to an application which shall be separated by a ke...