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Database for Navigational Links for a Text Part in a Compound Document

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000114698D
Original Publication Date: 1995-Jan-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Mar-29
Document File: 2 page(s) / 81K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Broussard, S: AUTHOR

Abstract

This innovation consists of the use of a database combined with a text part within a compound document for the end user to track important or significant information that is contained in any text objects. This database can contain the location and description of important information as defined by the user and can allow the user to automatically or optionally establish navigational or data links to this information. This database is most useful for text parts in a compound document such as OpenDoc or OLE, but can be extended to other data types.

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Database for Navigational Links for a Text Part in a Compound Document

      This innovation consists of the use of a database combined
with a text part within a compound document for the end user to track
important or significant information that is contained in any text
objects.  This database can contain the location and description of
important information as defined by the user and can allow the user
to automatically or optionally establish navigational or data links
to this information.  This database is most useful for text parts in
a compound document such as OpenDoc or OLE, but can be extended to
other data types.

      With the new compound documents architectures underdevelopment
today allow objects of heterogenous types to be linked and embedded
within a single file.  Each of these object types are controlled by a
part or object handler.  Data links and navigational links are used
within these documents and other hypertext documents to provide rapid
access to the other information that is stored elsewhere once the
link is established.  However, the problem is that before the link is
established the user must search for the the information that he
wants to link to through whatever means.  This can be a
time-consuming task.  This innovation proposed as standardized way to
locate information of interest that is located in other parts
controlled by the same object handler.

      The innovation consists of the use of a database by a
standardized system text part to allow the user to track significant
information.  This database can be used by the text part to
automatically or optionally provide navigational links to this
information.

      The use of a database combined with a standardized system text
part can allow this information to be used in any document in the
system or application that utilizes the compound document
architecture.

      The user would, while editing a document that uses the standard
text part, swipe select some text (word or phrase) that characterizes
or names the information that the user whichs to be made known to
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