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Stapler Object

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000115370D
Original Publication Date: 1995-Apr-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Mar-30
Document File: 2 page(s) / 37K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Leah, BC: AUTHOR [+2]

Abstract

The stapler object is an icon on the workstation that will accept other objects dropped onto it. When object is dropped on the stapler, the object is appended to the end of any other objects currently contained within the stapler object. The stapler object can be emptied by dropping the stapler object on any other object which would have accepted the original object. The stapler object will prevent unlike objects from being joined.

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Stapler Object

      The stapler object is an icon on the workstation that will
accept other objects dropped onto it.  When object is dropped on the
stapler, the object is appended to the end of any other objects
currently contained within the stapler object.  The stapler object
can be emptied by dropping the stapler object on any other object
which would have accepted the original object.  The stapler object
will prevent unlike objects from being joined.

      The Stapler object, represented by an icon which looks like a
stapler, will accept other objects dropped onto it.  The stapler
object's behavior will be defined as follows:
  o  When object is dropped on the stapler, the object is appended to
      the end of any other objects currently contained within the
      stapler object.
  o  The stapler object can be emptied by dropping the stapler object
      on any other object which would have accepted the original
      object.
  o  The stapler object will prevent unlike objects from being
joined.

      For example, if document A is dropped on the empty stapler, and
then document C is dropped on the stapler, the stapler object will
append document C to the end of document A.  If document B is
subsequently dropped on the stapler, it is appended to the end of the
joined AC document.  If the joined ACB object, now represented by the
stapler object, is dropped on a printer object, the joined document
is printed and the stapler o...