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Table Editor

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000120844D
Original Publication Date: 1991-Jun-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Apr-02
Document File: 2 page(s) / 46K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Sakairi, T: AUTHOR

Abstract

Disclosed is a system for editing a table which has a non-rectangular shape.

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Table Editor

      Disclosed is a system for editing a table which has a
non-rectangular shape.

      A table is composed of boxes, contents within boxes, and lines.
Each box has a content type, such as 'text'.  A box with a content
type of 'text' has text contents.  A frame line is a line which is an
outer frame of a table.

      'Null' is a special content type for indicating that there are
no contents.  A line which is located between two 'null' boxes is not
drawn.  A frame line which is close to a 'null' box is also not
drawn.

      A non-rectangular table can be created by the following steps:
(1) create a rectangular table (Fig. 1); (2) pick unnecessary boxes
(Fig.  2; 'X' marks indicate picked boxes), and (3) change the
content type of picked boxes into 'null' (Fig. 3).