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Method for Storing Worthy Information

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000111620D
Original Publication Date: 1994-Mar-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Mar-26
Document File: 2 page(s) / 31K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Johnson, WJ: AUTHOR [+2]

Abstract

Prior art allows, users to read a document or note, then store it in a note log or file. After it is stored the user can edit the note log or file, but, it is a clumsy and lengthy process to edit it and/or remove any extraneous information before storing it.

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Method for Storing Worthy Information

      Prior art allows, users to read a document or note, then store
it in a note log or file.  After it is stored the user can edit the
note log or file, but, it is a clumsy and lengthy process to edit it
and/or remove any extraneous information before storing it.

      This system provides an E-Mail user with the ability to save
only a select portion of a note by automatically deleting everything
except configured portions containing a user-specified search
criteria string.  For example, the user might read a note, and then
select this Concise File (CF) mode.  The user stripes or enters a
character string of interest within the note, such as "Net Earnings",
and then selects File.  The system checks the user's CF profile and
determines that the file is to be saved on a paragraph granularity
basis.  Therefore, only the paragraph or paragraphs containing the
string "Net Earnings" are saved in the note log or file.

      This system is particularly useful for easily removing
extraneous information from a file, such as lengthy distribution
lists.

Substituted elements include:

o   The granularity of the saved portion can be a paragraph, a
    sentence, a line number, page, etc.

o   Target storage specification may be specified before operation or
    after operation depending upon embodiment.

User may specify granularity at time of specifying string.