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Bulletin Board Buffer

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000108773D
Original Publication Date: 1992-Jun-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Mar-22
Document File: 2 page(s) / 55K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Ashton, DP: AUTHOR

Abstract

Disclosed is a concept that assists the users of multiple Personal Computer applications in sharing complex information between applications or objects. (Image Omitted)

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Bulletin Board Buffer

       Disclosed is a concept that assists the users of multiple
Personal Computer applications in sharing complex information between
applications or objects.

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      Currently, a Clipboard is used in some applications requiring
the sharing of data.  In applications such as Edit, where a temporary
holding area is needed, the Clipboard allows only ONE data item from
object A to be placed (Cut) in the Clipboard and later put (Paste) in
object B.

      In many applications it is of great benefit to share more than
one item of data at one time, for instance, a user who will be
Cutting and Pasting many items on a regular basis.  This type of
operation currently requires exiting object/application A and
entering object/ application B multiple times because every time an
object is Cut to the Clipboard, it replaces the existing object from
the previous operation.  With a Bulletin-Board Buffer, all the
objects can be cut at one time and pasted at one time (maximum number
of objects can be set by the user), thus providing a tremendous time
savings for the users of such applications.

      When object(s) are selected to be placed in the Bulletin-Board
Buffer, an icon that would represent a bulletin-board (a Bulletin-
Board Icon) will appear on the screen (desktop) and a small counter
on the bottom right corner will indicate the number of objects
contained (see the figure)...