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Dynamic Creation of New Icons (Sub)folders in Officevision/2

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000120732D
Original Publication Date: 1991-Jun-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Apr-02
Document File: 2 page(s) / 80K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Bell, LK: AUTHOR [+6]

Abstract

This article describes a method for an OfficeVision*/2 (OV/2) user to "subdivide" the New Icons Folder into additional "folders" for the user's organizational ease.

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Dynamic Creation of New Icons (Sub)folders in Officevision/2

      This article describes a method for an OfficeVision*/2
(OV/2) user to "subdivide" the New Icons Folder into additional
"folders" for the user's organizational ease.

      OV/2 provides the New Icons Folder as the container for OV/2
templates.  Templates are the patterns used to create OV/2 objects.

      The only place that OV/2 templates are allowed to exist is in
the New Icons Folder.  OV/2 allows the existence of only one New
Icons Folder.  Because there is a potential for having a large number
of templates in the New Icons Folder, there needs to be a way to
"subdivide" the New Icons Folder into additional "folders" for the
user's organizational ease.  For example, an individual user could
create a New Icons (Sub)Folder called SPREADSHEETS and store all
their different spreadsheet templates in the SPREADSHEETS New Icons
(Sub)Folder.  A System Administrator for a lending institution might
organize templates by subject, such as CREDIT_CHECKS, LOAN_RENEWALS
and PAST_DUES.  This would make it easier for multiple users of the
same OV/2 to know exactly what templates they needed for use on a
particular project.

      OV/2 will allow the user to create New Icons (Sub)Folders
within the original New Icons Folder and other New Icons
(Sub)Folders. A NEW menu item on the FILE action bar item in the New
Icons Folder will be provided.  When the user selects the NEW menu
item, a NEW dialog box appears. The user fills in the name of the New
Icons (Sub)Folder they wish to create and selects either the CANCEL
or the NEW pushbutton.  If the user selects the NEW pushbutton, the
code checks to see if the specified New Icons (Sub)Folder location
already exists.  If the l...