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Method for Automatic Transmission of Characters from Handwriting Pad

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000118524D
Original Publication Date: 1997-Mar-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Apr-01
Document File: 2 page(s) / 36K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Sohya, T: AUTHOR

Abstract

Disclosed is a method for automatic transmission of characters from a handwriting pad to an application program's entry field. With this method, a pad sends handwritten characters to an application automatically as soon as they are recognized, without any operation by the user. The user can also overwrite a character on the handwriting pad; this operation automatically causes overwriting of the corresponding character in the entry field (automatic overwrite). By eliminating these manual operations, the method reduces the user's workload.

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Method for Automatic Transmission of Characters from Handwriting Pad

      Disclosed is a method for automatic transmission of characters
from a handwriting pad to an application program's entry field.  With
this method, a pad sends handwritten characters to an application
automatically as soon as they are recognized, without any operation
by the user.  The user can also overwrite a character on the
handwriting pad; this operation automatically causes overwriting of
the corresponding  character in the entry field (automatic
overwrite).  By eliminating these  manual operations, the method
reduces the user's workload.

      Conventional handwriting pads require the following operation
flow for characters to be input into an entry field:
  1.  The user writes characters in the writing box on the pad.
  2.  The pad invokes a recognizer and shows the recognition
       results.
  3.  The user confirms that the characters were properly
       recognized or corrects the recognition results.
  4.  The user asks the pad to send the characters written on it.
  5.  If the user wants to edit characters after step 4, the
       cursor must be moved both in the application and on the pad.

      Step 4 is not included in the disclosed method, since the
transmission is automatic.  Step 5 is also unnecessary, because an
automatic transmission is provided.  To realize the method, the pad
must ensure 1-to-1 correspondence between the characters...