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Dynamically Adding and Removing Pages and Sections from a Notebook Control

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000113337D
Original Publication Date: 1994-Aug-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Mar-27
Document File: 2 page(s) / 69K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Henshaw, SF: AUTHOR [+2]

Abstract

A method is disclosed for allowing a user to tear out and replace pages of a notebook, with an underlying parallel function with the supporting code, such that a user can remove or add function and the user interface to that function, graphically.

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Dynamically Adding and Removing Pages and Sections from a Notebook
Control

      A method is disclosed for allowing a user to tear out and
replace pages of a notebook, with an underlying parallel function
with the supporting code, such that a user can remove or add function
and the user interface to that function, graphically.

      This invention presents mechanisms to allow a user to customize
the contents of any notebook, new or already created.  Using these
mechanisms, a user can add pages or sections to a notebook, and can
remove existing pages and sections from a notebook.

      Removing information from a notebook - When the user removes a
page or section from a notebook, that information can be placed on
the desktop or in an empty spot in a window, or the information can
be removed from the system.  If the user moves this information from
a notebook to the desktop, a new notebook is formed with only that
information.  This allows the user to easily create a new notebook.

      To remove a single page from a notebook, the user picks up that
page by pressing the manipulation mouse button anywhere in that page.
Once the page is picked up, the user can simply drag that page to a
chosen location.  The user can pick up the page and drop it in an
empty window, creating a new notebook with only the removed
information.

      To remove a single section from a notebook, the user picks up
that section by the tab of that section, and drags it to the chosen
location.  The user can move a section from an existing notebook and
drop the moved information into a new window to create a new
notebook.

      Adding information to a notebook - The user can also take
information that already exists in a notebook or a dialog, and add
that information to another notebook.  Given a dialog or a sing...