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A System and Method for Setting Text to Multiple Stochastic Styles

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000244469D
Publication Date: 2015-Dec-15
Document File: 5 page(s) / 89K

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Abstract

This invention presents a system and method to set multiple text fragments (individual word, character, phrase or paragraph) to stochastic text styles, by only one operation, as a batch. This method is very easy and efficient, and that becomes easier to achieve purpose of artistic effects, or to enrich the styles of the whole paragraph.

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A System and Method for Setting Text to Multiple Stochastic Styles

Setting text style is a common feature implemented in text processing software, image processing software, and some other software supporting rich text editing. A complete text styleis comprised of text font, text size, text color, and some other text style attributes, may include but not limited to: font style (normal, italic…); weight (normal, bold…); decoration (normal, underline, strike-through…), direction(vertical, horizontal), and so on. Normally, text in one paragraph is always set to one style, for example, title, heading 1, heading 2, and text body.

The operation of setting text style includes at least 2 steps, the first step is selecting the certain text content, the following step is selecting a text style, upon deciding, the text content is set to the certain text style. That means, only one text style can be set for one part of text content in one operation of text style setting; if user wants to set multiple parts of text content tomultiple different text styles, the operation of text style setting has to be repeated for multiple times , that is troublesome and inefficient.

Under some situations, for example, to achieve purpose of artistic effects, or to enrich the styles ofthe whole paragraph, it is demanded to set text content in one paragraph to multiple text styles, for each individual word, or each individual character, and the corresponding relationship between the style and the text fragment (individual word or character) does not need to be definite, that means the styles can be stochastic. But the current text style setting function in various software can not provide an easy or efficient method to do this, the operation of text styles setting have to be performed for many times.

This invention presents a system and method to set multiple text fragments (individual word or character) to multiple text styles stochastically, by only one operation, as a batch. The text content will be separated into multiple fragments by some rules; all text style attributes will be collected in advance, and then some text styles will be assembled by the text styleattributes stochastically; then each fragment of the text content will be set to an individual different style by a batch processing, this method is very easy and efficient, and that becomes easier to achieve purpose of artistic effects, or to enrich the styles of the whole paragraph.

This invention mainly includes these embodiments:

1. Defining the scope of applicable text style attributes.

2. Comprising a stochastic text style.

3. Separating the text content of a paragraph into multiple text fragments .
4. Setting each text fragment to different stochastic style.

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An example showing the result of applying this invention, upon performing only one operation of text style setting :

Advantages of this invention list below:

1. It becomes possible to set multiple text fragments to stoc...