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Simple Document Links to Online Multimedia

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000107669D
Original Publication Date: 1992-Mar-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Mar-22
Document File: 2 page(s) / 85K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Brown, JR: AUTHOR

Abstract

Typical methods for providing linkages in a text document for multimedia require that the link data be embedded in the document in an abstract fashion. Although these methods work well, the average author may not comprehend what is actually taking place in the document construction. The link data is not readily visible in the body of the text or the author must learn some symbolic character strings to use throughout the document. (Image Omitted)

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Simple Document Links to Online Multimedia

       Typical methods for providing linkages in a text document
for multimedia require that the link data be embedded in the document
in an abstract fashion.  Although these methods work well, the
average author may not comprehend what is actually taking place in
the document construction.  The link data is not readily visible in
the body of the text or the author must learn some symbolic character
strings to use throughout the document.

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      When this completed document is displayed to the end user on a
computer, the selectable character strings are typically highlighted
in some fashion.

      The technique disclosed simplifies the creation of these
linkages.

      The author begins with a previously created document or
generates one.  The page definition will be such that the body of the
document is contained between columns 14 and 80. This allows for tag
placement and an indicator in columns 1 through 13.  According to the
author's preference, this may be altered if spaces are desired
between the link string, indicator and the text body.

      The author places the filename to be executed in columns 1
through 12.  A full eight-character name and three-character
extension can be placed here.  A character to be used as an indicator
would be placed in column 13. This character would be any symbol
available on a standard keyboard.  A line in a document with a link
available might appear as follows.
      Link String
                Indicator
                  Body of text
                  To begin this operation one must turn the crank...