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Clip Tool: A Convenience for Repetitive Clipboard Actions

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000111655D
Original Publication Date: 1994-Mar-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Mar-26
Document File: 2 page(s) / 44K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Henshaw, SF: AUTHOR

Abstract

A method is presented through which a user can perform repetitive clipboard access actions, bundled with focus-setting actions, into a single easy-to-use action which facilitates using the clipboard for repetitive accesses.

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Clip Tool:  A Convenience for Repetitive Clipboard Actions

      A method is presented through which a user can perform
repetitive clipboard access actions, bundled with focus-setting
actions, into a single easy-to-use action which facilitates using the
clipboard for repetitive accesses.

      For example, a user has a database into which the user wishes
to enter information.  A given record has been changed to reflect the
current law firm that is handling the referenced record.  There are
many other records for which that same law firm is being used.  It is
important to get that information correct in the field, without
typos.  Thus, a user decides to use the clipboard to keep that piece
of information, and then place the information in the following
records.  A user goes to that first modified record, and selects the
contents of the law firm field, and selects the Copy choice (or uses
the copy short cut, if they remember it...).  Then, given that the
database presents each record either scrolled down in the window, on
a separate line, or on a different page of the database, a user goes
to the new record, using the mouse, then clicks the mouse on top of
the field where they want the information added.  As the user is not
yet in a mode, but they know that they will want to paste that
information a lot, they choose the Paste operation, using the
selected override key (such as Shift), either using the menus or the
shortcut keys.  Once that is chosen, the pas...