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Hyperpaper

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000119656D
Original Publication Date: 1991-Feb-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Apr-02
Document File: 2 page(s) / 74K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Riskin, S: AUTHOR

Abstract

Hyperpaper is an output enhancement software facility. It improves hardcopy reading productivity for script, dumps, or tabulations.

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Hyperpaper

      Hyperpaper is an output enhancement software facility. It
improves hardcopy reading productivity for script, dumps, or
tabulations.

      HYPERPAPER puts marker images, such as "thumb tabs" or "ticks",
on the output page under program/user control. "Tabs" are black areas
on an edge defined by their shape, labelling, and location.  "Ticks"
are lines or simple marks on the edge defined by their image and
location.  The reader can enter a document quickly at many points by
a quick glance for a marker that indicates a page or section.

      Edge marks give the end user parallel access to many parts of a
document.  The reader does not have to search for pages and sections,
flip back and forth endlessly, or search for content within the body
of the text, overlooking important entries.

      The routing is driven by routines and commands imbedded in word
processor, application or utility programs.

      Automated marker image insertion eliminates error, delay manual
effort, supplies, dealing with multiple copies or whatever.  Tabs are
fast and free, even in drafts, frequent releases, and ad hoc runs.
Tabs are even available in hardcopy distributed via softcopy.  The
method provides automatic tabs, perfectly placed, cheaply and
conveniently, every time, with broad bind-time flexibility (draft
time, design time, runtime).  Marks can be personalized for each copy
or user class (e.g., tab on bottom right = Joe's action pages).

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