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Method for Transfiguring a Directed Transformation Graph

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000121622D
Original Publication Date: 1991-Sep-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Apr-03
Document File: 2 page(s) / 62K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Williams, ML: AUTHOR [+2]

Abstract

Within 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 graphical relationships that a set of object transforms have to each other. Unfortunately, the graphical representation generated by an application may not represent the desired graphical view of the graph from the personal perspective of a user.

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Method for Transfiguring a Directed Transformation Graph

      Within 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 graphical relationships that a set of object transforms have to
each other. Unfortunately, the graphical representation generated by
an application may not represent the desired graphical view of the
graph from the personal perspective of a user.

      Many times a user may wish to manipulate a transformation graph
into a graphical view which meets the user's own personal decorum. It
is often desirable to let a user manipulate a directed transformation
graph which was generated by an application into the user's own
graphical representation of the graph, yet maintain the relationships
as defined by an application.

      This article describes a method for permitting a user to
manipulate application-generated transformation graphs into the
user's own personal perspective of the graph. Although this article
directly deals with transformation graphs, those skilled in the art
recognized that the scope of this article is not limited to
transformation graphs.

      Providing a pointer which can be navigated within the graphical
representation of the  transformation graph permits a user to point,
select and drag objects within the transformatio...