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One-at-a-Time Comment Reviewer

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000110999D
Original Publication Date: 1994-Jan-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Mar-26
Document File: 2 page(s) / 28K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Cahill, LM: AUTHOR [+3]

Abstract

On-line documentation review utilities such as REVUFILE allow users to add electronic annotations and comments to files for review and discussion purposes. However, meetings to discuss the file and the associated comments frequently become hampered by the effect large numbers of comments have on the formatting of the original text. That is, as the number of comments increase, it becomes very difficult to read the original text because the comments are interspersed in the text, thereby spreading it out. A single paragraph of text may be spread over several pages.

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One-at-a-Time Comment Reviewer

      On-line documentation review utilities such as REVUFILE allow
users to add electronic annotations and comments to files for review
and discussion purposes.  However, meetings to discuss the file and
the associated comments frequently become hampered by the effect
large numbers of comments have on the formatting of the original
text.  That is, as the number of comments increase, it becomes very
difficult to read the original text because the comments are
interspersed in the text, thereby spreading it out.  A single
paragraph of text may be spread over several pages.

     Disclosed is a technique to allow users in group discussions to
review the file, seeing only one comment at a time.  Users would have
an option to set this function on or off.  When set off, all comments
entered or valid against the current filter setting would be
displayed.  When set on, the system would screen out all current
comments and present only one at a time, beginning with the first
one.  With only one comment displayed, the original text before and
after the comment is more easily accessible.  Once the comment has
been discussed, users press a pre-defined key to move to and display
the next comment.