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Pager Bar

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000110926D
Original Publication Date: 1994-Jan-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Mar-26
Document File: 2 page(s) / 27K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Cahill, LM: AUTHOR [+3]

Abstract

A technique is provided that will facilitate navigation by indicating the current page of the document that has system focus. In addition, more precise navigation is allowed on a page-by-page basis. The Figure illustrates a multipage document with "pager" bar. This bar is somewhat like a scroll bar, but operates on a page-by-page basis. When the user selects a page from the bar, the focus of the system goes to the top of that page in the document. Alternatively, the user can click on the controls at the ends of the pager bar and move a page at a time in the document. The system updates the displayed information dynamically, representing the current page through a different color. In addition, the range of numbers displayed on the pager bar, while fixed, reflects the range in which the user is operating.

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Pager Bar

      A technique is provided that will facilitate navigation by
indicating the current page of the document that has system focus.
In addition, more precise navigation is allowed on a page-by-page
basis.  The Figure illustrates a multipage document with "pager" bar.
This bar is somewhat like a scroll bar, but operates on a
page-by-page basis.  When the user selects a page from the bar, the
focus of the system goes to the top of that page in the document.
Alternatively, the user can click on the controls at the ends of the
pager bar and move a page at a time in the document.  The system
updates the displayed information dynamically, representing the
current page through a different color.  In addition, the range of
numbers displayed on the pager bar, while fixed, reflects the range
in which the user is operating.