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Shading as a Frequency Indicator

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000110944D
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 shading technique is disclosed to indicate the frequency of occurrence of a word or spelling error based on its location within the document or note.

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Shading as a Frequency Indicator

      A shading technique is disclosed to indicate the frequency of
occurrence of a word or spelling error based on its location within
the document or note.

               NOTE:  The example below will deal with keyword
searches.

           But this Shading Frequency Indicator can apply to many
               other functions as well.

o   After a keyword search is run, the scroll bar will appear
    highlighted in many different shades of gray (or color preference
    of the user), as is illustrated in the Figure.

o   The darkest shaded area will represent the location or page
    within the document where the largest number of matches were
    found.  The lightest shaded area will represent the page where
    the fewest number of matches were found.

o   Users can use the frequency indicator to help determine where in
    the document they would like to scroll.  If they want to scroll
    to an area where the word is used more frequently, they can click
    on a dark shaded area of the scroll bar.