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Method of User Interface for Form Fill-In with Pen Device

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000116355D
Original Publication Date: 1995-Sep-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Mar-30
Document File: 2 page(s) / 119K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Toyokawa, K: AUTHOR

Abstract

Disclosed is a new user interface for a form fill-in application program where a user writes handwriting data in a form on a display screen with pen and tablet devices, hereafter called the devices as 'pen' for simplicity. The objective of the method is to provide a user with guidance on writing a form on a screen with a pen when the user needs a guide. The method consists of: (1) Controlling a range of providing a guide by a size and a position of a gesture command, i.e., ('?') which is written by a user in a blank form displayed on a screen, (2) Showing an example of handwriting data entry in a form by a series of movements of a pen pointer and inking data, (3) Providing guides with a pace of a user's actual data entry with pen.

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Method of User Interface for Form Fill-In with Pen Device

      Disclosed is a new user interface for a form fill-in
application program where a user writes handwriting data in a form on
a display screen with pen and tablet devices, hereafter called the
devices as 'pen' for simplicity.  The objective of the method is to
provide a user with guidance on writing a form on a screen with a pen
when the user needs a guide.  The method consists of: (1) Controlling
a range of providing a guide by a size and a position of a gesture
command, i.e., ('?') which is written by a user in a blank form
displayed on a screen, (2) Showing an example of handwriting data
entry in a form by a series of movements of a pen pointer and inking
data, (3) Providing guides with a pace of a user's actual data entry
with pen.  By the guidance method, a user can fill a form on a
computer screen without any human assistance.

      Fig. 1 shows an example of a gesture command for a user to ask
a partial guide how to fill zip code and address of requester fields
of a gift order form.  In case the user writes a larger gesture '?'
which covers all over the form, a whole series of guides on how to
fill the form is given to the user step by step.  Fig. 2 shows a
method of providing a guide where the upper portion is a guide box
and the lower portion is a user's entry box.  A pen pointer
automatically moves and writes a zip code in the guide box as an
illustration of entering a zip code.  The seri...