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Visualized Table Initializer using Preset Control Point

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000116257D
Original Publication Date: 1995-Aug-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Mar-30
Document File: 2 page(s) / 37K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Furukawa, K: AUTHOR [+2]

Abstract

Disclosed is a method for creating a m*n-lined tabular statement intelligibly, by seizing its form and style visibly. This method enunciates a better process of drawing m*n-lined tables and in addition, it also contributes to re-edit completed tables freely and smoothly. To add or delete lines to/from the table can be controlled much more simply.

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Visualized Table Initializer using Preset Control Point

      Disclosed is a method for creating a m*n-lined tabular
statement intelligibly, by seizing its form and style visibly.  This
method enunciates a better process of drawing m*n-lined tables and in
addition, it also contributes to re-edit completed tables freely and
smoothly.  To add or delete lines to/from the table can be controlled
much more simply.

      This method is indicated in Fig. 1.  First, designate the cell
in which a m*n-lined table is created.  Then Scales and Control
Cursors appear inside of the cell.

      The right-upper corner is the vertical origin, the left-bottom
corner is the horizontal origin and the right-bottom corner is the
origin for both horizontal and vertical.  The length from the
left-upper corner to each Scale indicates the width of one line of
the table when it is created by moving a Control Cursor to that Scale
point.

      Fig. 2 shows some examples of drawing tables in this method.
When its style is fixed, Scales and Control Cursors disappear.