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Sizeable Scroll Bar Box for Text Display

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000112049D
Original Publication Date: 1994-Apr-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Mar-26
Document File: 2 page(s) / 61K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Cahill, LM: AUTHOR [+3]

Abstract

When editing documents of more than a few pages, changing the amount of text displayed has resizing windows or changes in fonts involved.

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Sizeable Scroll Bar Box for Text Display

      When editing documents of more than a few pages, changing the
amount of text displayed has resizing windows or changes in fonts
involved.

      A technique is provided that will facilitate display of varying
amounts of text in a document by sizing the scroll bar box (referred
to hereafter as the scroll box).  The concept is very straight
forward and illustrated in Figs. 1 and 2.  The user merely resizes
the scroll box using the "handles" at either end of the box.  The
amount of text displayed in the edit window changes dynamically with
scroll box resizing.  This is accomplished through font size changes.
As the user increases the size of the scroll box, the font size
decreases, thus displaying more text in the edit window.  Conversely,
as the user decreases the size of the scroll box, the font size
increases, thus displaying less text in the edit window.

      The limits on the amount of text displayed in the edit window
would be a function of the font sizes available to the user on their
system.