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System and Method for sharing Stylistic Changes among Authors of a Document

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000198193D
Publication Date: 2010-Jul-29
Document File: 2 page(s) / 22K

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Abstract

Disclosed is a system and method to share stylistic changes among authors of a document.

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System and Method for sharing Stylistic Changes among Authors of a Document

Disclosed is a system and method to share stylistic changes among authors of a document.

Documents are a fundamental method of recording data in a cohesive well formed deliverable. When a set of authors create, edit and review a document there are often multiple copies of an original, there can be many changes, and the results are often difficult to combine, and difficult to uniformly apply all the changes over the entire document.

Often when a change is made, there is a related change, or child of the change created, and these relationships are often difficult to track, and manage when merging the documents together.

Issues that may occur include multiple editors working on the same document. Each editor has their own instance of the document. Each time an editor makes a set of changes he needs to send it as an updated copy to the other editors. This leads to issues in the version.

The system disclosed enables the editors to see, act on, and use changes made by the group of document editors. The system is broken into three core parts Global Change History for the Document, Change History Broker, and Palette.

Global Change History for the Document

The global change history of a document contains New Content (e.g. Paragraph, trademark symbols), Style Changes, Spelling Corrections, Grammar Corrections, or Deletions which can be accepted, rejected or used as methods to augment other sections of the document.

Changes are elements which were created, updated or deleted in the document. These changes could be of the following types:

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(e.g. Paragraph, trademark symbols), Style

Changes, Spelling Corrections, Grammar Corrections, or Deletions.

Changes in the hierarchy can be individually rejected or accepted, and do not impact the

parent-child relationship. Any and all changes are updated in real-time.

The change history could...