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Edit Files (RFT or FFT) Greater Than 64K

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000109512D
Original Publication Date: 1992-Sep-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Mar-24
Document File: 1 page(s) / 46K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Gupta, A: AUTHOR

Abstract

This article describes a method for editing files greater than 64K within OS/2* Office Version 1. Through an open action on the large text file, two windows appear. One window contains the text and the second dialog box contains different labels within the file that the user can move to very quickly.

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Edit Files (RFT or FFT) Greater Than 64K

       This article describes a method for editing files greater
than 64K within OS/2* Office Version 1.  Through an open action on
the large text file, two windows appear.  One window contains the
text and the second dialog box contains different labels within the
file that the user can move to very quickly.

      Customers created files greater than 64K on various hosts and
with different PC editors but were unable to edit them from within
OS/2 Office Version 1 and exchange comments.

      The solution created to the problem shows the end-user two
Presentation Manager* windows when an open action is selected on the
file greater than 64K.  The main window, the correspondence processor
editor, contains the text and various different options available for
use.  The second window, a dialog box contains different labels
within the file allowing the user to move quickly within the document
or to save the large as smaller files to allow the task to be split
between several users.

      The editing of large files can be done as smaller jobs or one
large job depending on the customer environment and the nature of the
task itself.  Since memory is primarily utilized while editing a
large job, the system performance is extremely fast after the initial
memory loading and pointers and set.

      While editing the large file the end-user can use all of the
features available via the OS/2 Office Version 1 corresponde...