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Methodology for Saving Transformation Graphs After Manipulation

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000120798D
Original Publication Date: 1991-Jun-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Apr-02
Document File: 2 page(s) / 66K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Williams, ML: AUTHOR [+2]

Abstract

In the office environment, there are many different document content types created by different editors. The term document is used to describe any distinct object (e.g., MO:DCA, ODA, G3FAX, voice, image, user-defined, etc.). An application may exist to show the graphical representation that a set of object transforms have with each other. Unfortunately, the graphical representation generated by an application may not represent the desired graphical view desired by the user. Many times a user may wish to manipulate a transformation graph into a graphical view which meets the users' own personal decorum. Saving of the graph allows the user to subsequently retrieve the graph along with the transform specifications. This retains the work the user produced and makes possible modifications in the future.

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Methodology for Saving Transformation Graphs After Manipulation

      In the office environment, there are many different
document content types created by different editors. The term
document is used to describe any distinct object (e.g., MO:DCA, ODA,
G3FAX, voice, image, user-defined, etc.). An application may exist to
show the graphical representation that a set of object transforms
have with each other. Unfortunately, the graphical representation
generated by an application may not represent the desired graphical
view desired by the user.  Many times a user may wish to manipulate a
transformation graph into a graphical view which meets the users' own
personal decorum.  Saving of the graph allows the user to
subsequently retrieve the graph along with the transform
specifications.  This retains the work the user produced and makes
possible modifications in the future.

      This article describes a methodology to save a transform graph
once the user is satisfied with the graphic presentation.  This
includes both saving the presentation format of the graph as well as
the graphical relationships between different objects, such as path
length, quality of transform, etc.

      As the user manipulates a transform graph, a number of changes
can take place:
1.   The user may have modified the existing graph.  In this case,
the user  will be replacing the graph when he saves the modified
graph.
2.   The user may have produced a graphical subset of the orig...