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Dynamic way of table content format suggestion in spreadsheets/text documents/presentation tools

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000231553D
Publication Date: 2013-Oct-07
Document File: 2 page(s) / 30K

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Abstract

Following disclosure proposes two ideas which can address at least in some level the above problem and minimize the time spent on the formatting instead of the content importance of the slides itself.

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Dynamic way of table content format suggestion in spreadsheets /text documents/presentation tools

As a part of the daily work, most of professionals working in the corporation (especially with matrix model of reporting) is preparing daily, weekly or monthly status slides or documents. In this disclosure, report or status is referred to contain one row and columns of labels, and information in a grid format that is related to both the row and column labels.

Preparing many kind of statuses slides in many different formats causes huge amount of work and time effort that is spent on table formatting of every single date, cell, or font to be corresponding to the template used by owner of master version.

There is such a functionality like format painter that copies formatting from one place to another place. But it only applies text formatting and some basic graphics formatting, such as borders and fills.

Following disclosure proposes two ideas which can address at least in some level the above problem and minimize the time spent on the formatting instead of the content importance of the slides itself.

Novelties:

1. Computerized method for table content format suggestion in spreadsheets/text documents/presentation tools

- based on cell content and the context of the cell (content of cells in the same row and column) calculate probability of particular format in the given cell

2. Computerized method for table content formatting via dedicated toolbar in spreadsheets/text documents/presentation tools

- providing user with possibility of moving whole row to the toolbar and apply the row format to other rows in the table

- providing user with possibility of changing the row format in the toolbar, this change would be applied to all rows with the same format in the original table

Idea is to implement in the tool used for preparing the slides/document/spreadsheet the functionality of automatic detection of format neede...