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Moving or Copying Hypermedia Link Markers to Another Page within a Document

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000107771D
Original Publication Date: 1992-Mar-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Mar-22
Document File: 1 page(s) / 51K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Eisen, IR: AUTHOR [+2]

Abstract

This article describes a simple method for moving or copying hypermedia link markers to different pages within a document. The current methodology provides a way for a user to move or copy a hypermedia link marker within a page displayed on a computer monitor. However, there is no way to move or copy link markers, using direct manipulation techniques, to a page that is not visible on the monitor.

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Moving or Copying Hypermedia Link Markers to Another Page within a Document

       This article describes a simple method for moving or
copying hypermedia link markers to different pages within a document.
The current methodology provides a way for a user to move or copy a
hypermedia link marker within a page displayed on a computer monitor.
However, there is no way to move or copy link markers, using direct
manipulation techniques, to a page that is not visible on the
monitor.

      This invention enables a user to handle hypermedia link markers
in the same way as other office objects in windows, by using direct
manipulation techniques.  Direct manipulation allows the user to drag
link markers across the screen with a mouse (or other pointing
device). To initiate a drag of a link marker, the user overlays the
mouse pointer on the link marker and depresses the appropriate mouse
button.  While the mouse button is depressed, he drags the mouse
pointer (and link marker) across the screen by moving the mouse.  If
the bottom of the window is reached, scrolling will commence.
Scrolling will continue as long as the user moves the mouse in a
downward direction.  When the scrolling reaches the spot in the
document where the user wishes to place the link marker, he moves the
mouse pointer away from the bottom of the window, positions the mouse
pointer (and link marker) over that spot in the document, and simply
releases the mouse button.

      If the user wishes to...