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System and Method for Vellum Presentation of Information

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000129292D
Original Publication Date: 2005-Oct-04
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Oct-04
Document File: 7 page(s) / 52K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Abstract

Customers use products on many different platforms. This diversity can pose problems in determining the best way to present platform-specific information to the user. Different customers want to see platform-related information in a variety of ways. Current solutions do not provide easy integration and viewing choices. This invention approaches the challenge from a graphical presentation perspective and provides a vellum presentation option for viewing various platform-specific information.

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System and Method for Vellum Presentation of Information

Our solution offers customers the flexibility of choosing their preferred platform-specific information format. The recommended solution includes a vellum presentation option in the authoring framework. In this option, you are presented with layers of information, which are viewed in a selected order. You are offered configurable choices for the order of layers, colors, and the degradation of colors. The background layers are readable, yet subdued. The following flowcharts illustrate the Vellum option and the Presentation procedures:

START

Use vellum option?

Y

N

Vellum option procedure

Configure option:

Select platforms

Identify primary platform Choose colors

PRESENTATION PROCEDURE

N

N

  Change configuration?

Y

Y

Alter configuration

Print?

Select layers to print

Print

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Presentation procedure

Identify primary and secondary platforms from configuration

Identify colors

Present in separate window?

N

Y

Present in separate window

END

The following illustrations depict a particular rendering of the information, consistent with the vellum metaphor:

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Welcome to Vellum help

Welcome to Vellum help

Welcome to Vellum help

Choose the topmost layer according to what interests you most.

        Flip a layer to remove its content from view.

Look at content from subdued layers in subdued colors.

Choose the topmost layer according to what interests you most.

        Flip a layer to remove its content from view.

Look at content from subdued layers in subdued colors.

Choose the topmost layer according to what interests you most.

        Flip a layer to remove its content from view.

Look at content from subdued layers in subdued colors.

Use this button to flip the topmost layer.

The current topmost layer is listed here.

Grab layers here and drag-and-drop them to change their overall sequence.

Flipped layers are listed here.

A subdued layer is listed here.

This is another subdued layer.

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