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Icon Identifier to Decide Seen/Unseen Status of Multimedia Annotations

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000116508D
Original Publication Date: 1995-Sep-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Mar-30
Document File: 2 page(s) / 25K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Chaiken, RI: AUTHOR [+3]

Abstract

With several annotations on a document page with different media it is important for a user to quickly sort out which annotations have been "played" and which haven't.

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Icon Identifier to Decide Seen/Unseen Status of Multimedia Annotations

      With several annotations on a document page with different
media it is important for a user to quickly sort out which
annotations have been "played" and which haven't.

      Iterating through a page of annotations can be a tedious task
if there are many annotations to peruse.  The problem gets further
complicated when the user can't keep track of the annotations which
have been read and those that haven't.  In addition to the coding
scheme to differentiate between the different annotation media, it is
necessary to be able to distinguish between annotations previously
"read" or "played," as the case may be.  Mechanisms such as shape or
a flashing annotation mark can be used to differentiate between read
and unread annotations.

      It is also important to be able to reset annotations as unread
even if read thereby allowing users to find important annotations
quickly.