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Technique for Annotating a Document Page

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000107705D
Original Publication Date: 1992-Mar-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Mar-22
Document File: 2 page(s) / 76K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Anderson, GB: AUTHOR [+5]

Abstract

Disclosed is an interactive technique designed to annotate or highlight areas of a document page with a computer image workstation.

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Technique for Annotating a Document Page

       Disclosed is an interactive technique designed to
annotate or highlight areas of a document page with a computer image
workstation.

      Document archiving systems are becoming widely accepted in the
industry. These systems are justified on the basis that they make
redundant the need for storing, handling, and processing paper. In
most systems the paper is transferred into digital form via an
electronic capture process, and all future processing is performed
using this digital image.

      Also, large numbers of documents are archived that were never
in paper form. These documents are computer generated and generally
mailed to customers. Examples are such items as insurance policies or
credit card statements.

      Annotation requirements for digital form documents are
analogous to those found for paper documents. A common form of
annotating paper documents is by attaching notes to a page (e.g.,
common "Post-it" notes).

      These "annotations" are very simple and efficient to apply
directly to paper. A process must be created for a digital image
system that allows annotations to be created and applied in an
effective and productive fashion. This disclosure solves the above
problem as follows:

      Through a simple set of mouse operations an operator is able to
create a "window" containing the text of the annotation. This is
analogous to writing a "Post-it" note. The operator then uses the
mouse to position the note text "window" onto the page to be
annotated.  The notes can be "lifted" at any time to view the portion
of the page hidden by the note.  Each step in creating annotations
has help and cancel options. The keyboard can be used in place of the
mouse for any of...