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Method for Recursive Multiple Partition Clipboard with Filter Functions

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000111632D
Original Publication Date: 1994-Mar-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Mar-26
Document File: 2 page(s) / 97K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Johnson, WJ: AUTHOR [+2]

Abstract

Provided is a capability for a clipboard to contain multiple partitions of information which are individually controlled or controlled as a set and wherein the set may be manipulated with various filters such as ascending sort, descending sort, sort with specified participating character positions, upper-case conversion, lower-case conversion, case conversion by specified participating character positions, etc.

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Method for Recursive Multiple Partition Clipboard with Filter Functions

      Provided is a capability for a clipboard to contain multiple
partitions of information which are individually controlled or
controlled as a set and wherein the set may be manipulated with
various filters such as ascending sort, descending sort, sort with
specified participating character positions, upper-case conversion,
lower-case conversion, case conversion by specified participating
character positions, etc.

      Currently, most clipboards handle one piece of information and
in some cases, a single type of information.  Handling of various
types of data is shown in [1].  A method for managing multiple
clippings in a single clipboard is shown in [2].  There is no art
which discloses processing to clippings other than cut, copy and
paste functions.  It is desirable for a user to have the capability
for applying various filters such as sorting, character case
modification, etc., before performing paste operations.  A clipboard
should be capable of providing various filter processing to multiple
clippings therein for the purpose of pasting a desired configuration
of said clippings.

      Information can be any media as required by particular
environment requirements.  The user has flexibility in creating
complex objects which may be converted to the appropriate format
before application of a specified filter.  The output of the filter
may be examined by the user.  The user then has the option to not do
anything with the filter output after examination, add a new
clipboard partition with the filter output, replace a current
partition, or replace the entire clipboard with a single partition.
The user may subsequently paste the results into an appropriate
destination in the media of choice.  Thus, though a mixture of voice
strings and textual words was sorted within the clipboard, the result
may be pasted as voice, text, graphics, etc., into the appropriate
destination.  The multiple partition clipboard will consist of a
folder which contains multiple datastreams.  Each datastream will be
uniquely identified and created/deleted as required when a user is
accessing the clipboard.  Each datastream will be maintained in
memory unless size constraints warrant a file.  Each partition
automatically points to a file for cases of very large clipped
portions or very limited memory.  The user clips a selected portion
for moving/copying into the clipboard with a unique key sequence
including a numeric for indicating which partition to clip into.
Partitions 0 through N are available.  The user may also copy or move
from the clipboard to a selected position with a unique key sequence
including the appropriate clipboard partition numeri...