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Enhanced Page Turning

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000111846D
Original Publication Date: 1994-Apr-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Mar-26
Document File: 2 page(s) / 55K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Dykstra, DJ: AUTHOR [+2]

Abstract

Disclosed is an enhanced page turning interface which allows not only a single page, but groups of pages to be accessed quickly. Prior art, such as Lotus Organizer*, provides a slight turning up of the corner of a page (Fig. 1) to indicate more pages can be accessed. Using the Organizer as an example, if a user clicks the mouse on this "turn-up", then the calendar for the next day appears. The problem is that if one wants to look at a calendar several days (or even weeks) away, then many mouse clicks may be needed to get there. A method is provided whereby the user can mouseclick on the corner of a page and have a choice of turning one page or a group of pages. This is accomplished by providing multiple turn-ups, rather than a single one. Fig.

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Enhanced Page Turning

      Disclosed is an enhanced page turning interface which allows
not only a single page, but groups of pages to be accessed quickly.
Prior art, such as Lotus Organizer*, provides a slight turning up of
the corner of a page (Fig. 1) to indicate more pages can be accessed.
Using the Organizer as an example, if a user clicks the mouse on this
"turn-up", then the calendar for the next day appears.  The problem
is that if one wants to look at a calendar several days (or even
weeks) away, then many mouse clicks may be needed to get there.  A
method is provided whereby the user can mouseclick on the corner of a
page and have a choice of turning one page or a group of pages.  This
is accomplished by providing multiple turn-ups, rather than a single
one.  Fig. 2 illustrates the calendar example, with one turn-up
indicating days, one indicating weeks, and the third indicating
months.  If the turn-up for days is selected, the next day is
surfaced (Fig. 3).  Weeks and months perform similarly, with the next
week or month surfaced to the user (Figs. 4 and 5).  The primary
benefit of the enhanced page turner is improved speed of moving to
new sections of a book.

      The invention is not limited to personal information managers,
but could be used in other settings such as an online tutorial, or
any other application where a book with pages is presented on the
screen.  In this case, rather than days, weeks, and months being
represented, the three...