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Method of Referencing Internal Sections in Documents

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000191966D
Original Publication Date: 2010-Jan-19
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2010-Jan-19
Document File: 2 page(s) / 26K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Abstract

A method is provided to internally reference different sections in documents. The method allows viewing hyperlinked text associated with a word or a set of words in an electronic document. Further, in a physical document, a cross referenced text associated with a word or a set of words is provided along the word or the set of words.

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Method of Referencing Internal Sections in Documents

Disclosed is a method of providing internal references to different sections in documents.

Typically legal documents, such as contracts and agreements, involve internal referencing or cross referencing text within different sections in the documents.

The method disclosed herein associates hyperlinked text to a word or a set of words within an electronic document viewed on a graphical user interface (GUI). For example, the hyperlinked text may be definitions, contract section numbers, etc. that are associated with the word or the set of words. The hyperlinked text may be text that appears in a different section within the electronic document. In order to view the hyperlinked text associated with a word or a set of words, a reader hovers a cursor over the word or the set of words. The hyperlinked text may pop up as a bubble over the word or the set of words, when the cursor is hovered over the word or the set of words.

In another instance, a method of associating cross referenced text to a word or a set of words in a physical document is provided. The cross referenced text associated with the word or the set of words may appear in a different section of the physical document. As the physical document is printed, the cross referenced text is printed along the word or the set of words. For example, the cross referenced text may be printed as footnotes at the page where the w...