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Quick Page Option for Multimedia Applications

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000111863D
Original Publication Date: 1994-Apr-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Mar-26
Document File: 2 page(s) / 34K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Brew, KM: AUTHOR

Abstract

Disclosed is a method to improve user satisfaction with performance of multimedia applications by using an optional alternate page forward/backward method that would display only text rather than all of the other multimedia objects in the document.

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Quick Page Option for Multimedia Applications

      Disclosed is a method to improve user satisfaction with
performance of multimedia applications by using an optional alternate
page forward/backward method that would display only text rather than
all of the other multimedia objects in the document.

      Users of distributed multimedia applications complain about
performance because of some of the non-text objects used (such as
graphics and images) are large in size and can be very slow to move
to the workstation and to display in a distributed environment.  The
user often needs to page through many pages of documentation quickly
to locate needed information.

      This method would allow the user the option of paging through
the document either normally, for example, using PF8 keystroke, or
using the Quick Page option.  To use the Quick Page option, the user
would page forward/backward differently, for example, using PF8 +
SHIFT keystroke, and only text objects would be displayed.  Other
windows, such as those displaying graphics and images, would appear
blank with just a descriptive title bar.  When the user reaches the
desired page, PF5=RESUME could be used to re-display the entire
screen, icluding multimedia objects.

      An example of the embodiment of this method is manufacturing
instruction display.  An operator would request documentation for a
particular operation on a unit of work, and could use the Quick Page
option to quickly page throu...