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Object Interactions in Graphical Interface for Print Administration

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000118155D
Original Publication Date: 1996-Oct-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Apr-01
Document File: 2 page(s) / 63K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Alimpich, CC: AUTHOR [+5]

Abstract

Object interactions are defined for a graphical user interface for a Palladium print system as provided in the Printing Systems Manager graphical user interface for administrators. The results of dragging one object to another are defined so as to be predictable and advantageous to the user.

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Object Interactions in Graphical Interface for Print Administration

      Object interactions are defined for a graphical user interface
for a Palladium print system as provided in the Printing Systems
Manager graphical user interface for administrators.  The results of
dragging one object to another are defined so as to be predictable
and advantageous to the user.

      The Printing Systems Manager graphical interface has been
implemented to be consistent with the systems management applications
provided with the AIX* operating system.  These applications and
their look and feel are referred to as Visual Systems Management
(VSM).  To maintain consistency with other VSM applications, all
drag/drop mechanisms between two objects are bidirectional, that is,
reversing the source and target gives the same results.  In addition,
if the target object has a well (window within a window) showing
objects of the same class as the source object, then the well is a
valid target  for the source object.

The following provides definitions of the objects for which
interactions are provided:
  Logical printer       A representation of one or more printer
                         devices to the user submitting a print job
  Queue                 The place where jobs reside until they
                         complete printing
  Orphan logical printer  A logical printer that has no
                         association with a queue
  Physical printer      A representation of a printer device
                        A set of instructions and content for
                         printing
  Retained job          A job that may have successfully completed
                         printing but is being kept in the print
                         system for possible resubmission to a
                         printer
  Medium                A form on which a job can be printed
  Initial value job     A set of default attribute...