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Notebook Control with Visit Information

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000123645D
Original Publication Date: 1999-Feb-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Apr-05
Document File: 1 page(s) / 19K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Harris, RA: AUTHOR

Abstract

A Notebook control for a Graphical User Interface based system is typically based on the cardfile paradigm. A series of panels - usually containing options - are arranged within a window. Each of these panels is indexed along the top with a tab.

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Notebook Control with Visit Information

   A Notebook control for a Graphical User Interface based
system is typically based on the cardfile paradigm.  A series of
panels - usually containing options - are arranged within a window.
Each of these panels is indexed along the top with a tab.

   When a user looks at a card in a manual card index, he or
she lifts it or otherwise does something to indicate that the card
has been studied or changed.

   The solution described here provides a visual indication
as to which of the tabs have been visited, and which have been
updated with information.

   This is achieved by altering the visual presentation of
the tabs to indicate that it has been visited, or changed, for
example by turning down the corner of a viewed tab and removing part
of the tab when a change has been made.