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Template Enumeration for New Officevision/2 Templates

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000119572D
Original Publication Date: 1991-Feb-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Apr-01
Document File: 1 page(s) / 43K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Nguyen, TN: AUTHOR [+3]

Abstract

This article describes a method for OfficeVision*/2 (OV/2) to provide a convenient way for the user to see what templates already exist in the system while creating a new template.

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Template Enumeration for New Officevision/2 Templates

      This article describes a method for OfficeVision*/2
(OV/2) to provide a convenient way for the user to see what templates
already exist in the system while creating a new template.

      When a user wishes to create a template, he or she can drag,
copy, or move an object into the OV/2 New Icons Folder.  A New
Template dialog box then appears.  If the object has a class name
associated with it, the class name appears in the 'Class' entry
field; otherwise, the entry field is empty.  Similarly, if the object
currently has an object name associated with it, the object name
appears in the 'Template' entry field; otherwise, the entry field is
empty.

      To associate the object with a class, the user must leave the
class entry field with the original class name, change the original
class name to an existing class name, change the original class name
to a non-existing class name, or specify an existing or new class
name if the class entry field is empty. To specify a template name
for the object, the user must leave the template entry field with the
original object name, change the original template name to a
non-existing template name, or specify a new template name if the
template entry field is empty. Whenever the user wants to verify that
a template does not exist, there is no simple way to find out what
OV/2 templates have already been registered with the system.

      To solve this problem, an...