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Quicknote Function to Add Short Notes to a Display

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000119307D
Original Publication Date: 1991-Jan-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Apr-01
Document File: 2 page(s) / 54K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Najjar, LJ: AUTHOR

Abstract

Disclosed is a software function that allows people to quickly and easily add a short note to a computer display without taking up valuable screen space. The note can also be edited.

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Quicknote Function to Add Short Notes to a Display

      Disclosed is a software function that allows people to
quickly and easily add a short note to a computer display without
taking up valuable screen space.  The note can also be edited.

      The QuickNote software function allows users to quickly and
easily open a small, standard sized window, type a short note, close
the window into an icon, and position the icon anywhere in the
application window.  The application user can read the note by
opening the icon.  Additionally, the user can edit an existing
QuickNote.

      QuickNote can be used in an application that runs on IBM's
Presentation Manager* using the Common User Access Workplace Model.
The user is in the application and wants to add a note to information
that appears in the application window.  The user selects the "Edit"
action bar choice (the "Edit" pull-down menu appears), then the user
selects the "QuickNote" pull-down menu choice (an empty QuickNote box
appears on the application window, and the application text cursor
automatically moves to the first text entry line in the box).  The
QuickNote function includes a simple word processor with such
functions as a default insert mode and automatic word wrap.  Fig. 1
shows an application window, the window's action bar, the "Edit"
action bar choice, and a QuickNote that has pushbuttons for the "OK,"
"Cancel," "Delete," and "Help" actions.

      The user types the note into the QuickNot...