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Office Initialization Parameter Configuration

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000121632D
Original Publication Date: 1991-Sep-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Apr-03
Document File: 1 page(s) / 42K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Cox, D: AUTHOR [+3]

Abstract

This article describes a method for OS/2* Office to easily tailor and pass configuration parameters to applications being started during OS/2 Office Initialization.

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Office Initialization Parameter Configuration

      This article describes a method for OS/2* Office to
easily tailor and pass configuration parameters to applications being
started during OS/2 Office Initialization.

      Parameters specific to how an Office application should be
started should be easy for a user to change, and should be available
in memory to the application as it is started. Applications should
not have to read individual files or ask the user for specific
parameter information as initialization is being performed.

      OS/2 Office Initialization is based on a file, the OFFICE.SYS
file, which is read at the start of initialization to determine what
steps need to be run, and in what order.  This file will process
specific keywords to determine these steps.  Additional keywords will
be placed in this file with associated data.  Any keyword not "known"
to initialization as a keyword related to the initialization process
will be placed in global memory which can be accessed by any of the
tasks being started.

      Parameter keywords will be processed and placed in memory
before any initialization step has been started. This will guarantee
that the parameters are available to each Initialization step,
regardless of where the parameters were located in the file.

      Any application, whether started by the Initialization process
or not, and whether integrated with Office or not, may access the
parameter keywords by using an Office...