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Method and System for Embedded File Display in Folder Explorer

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000237871D
Publication Date: 2014-Jul-17
Document File: 1 page(s) / 20K

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Abstract

Disclosed are a method and backing module within word processing software (or similar) that provide convenience and cleaner organization for embedded documents within said word processing documents.

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Method and System for Embedded File Display in Folder Explorer

A folder explorer provides different options for viewing files (e.g., list, icons, tiles, content, etc.). The user can change the viewing mode and the folder explorer accordingly shows the file. In any file, a user/creator can embed multiple files as objects.

To help a user visualize and locate embedded files, a mechanism is needed that shows in the folder explorer the files embedded in a document.

The novel contribution is a method and system by which any embedded documents or objects can be viewed within a configurable and automatic smart folder layout. Upon hovering the cursor over any icon of an embedded file or Uniform Resource Locator (URL), a user can visualize the thumbnails of the content. If the document contains one or more URLs, the user can also view the URLs in the folder explorer against the file. The user can open the folder and manipulate the sub-contents while editing the parent document. The user can add or remove embedded files from with the parent document or from within the folder explorer. The user can also open and make changes to said documents.

Following are the implementation steps:

1. Once any file or URL is embedded in any document/file, software installed in the computing system adds the embedded file and URL name as metadata of the original file

2. The system creates a default folder, which is configurable by the user 3. Within this default location, the system creates...