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A text filtering and categorizing method based on text properties and customizable filter constraints

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000246237D
Publication Date: 2016-May-19
Document File: 7 page(s) / 153K

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Abstract

The proposed idea is to improve usability with text editing. The methodology is a text filtering and categorizing based on text properties and customizable filter constraints. This method can edit the texts with the same properties in one edit, instead of editing them one by one. The idea can quickly and easily select in-consecutive text with the same attributes, and keep the original architecture and functions of the text editor.

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A text filtering and categorizing method based on text properties and customizable filter constraints

While editing a piece of text on any text processing editor, user sometimes would like to edit specific portions of text which are not consecutive.

In order to do so, user needs to edit them one by one.

An alternative way is to select them individually by holding the Ctrl key. It will be a tedious job if the desired text is lengthy.

Our invention will help user to identify and select those non-consecutive text they want by filtering them out using various text condition including font, style, color, etc...

A text filter & categorize method based on text properties and customizable filter constraints is proposed. In this method, user can select in-consecutive text

with the same some attributes, instead, select one by one tiredly. It is very important and convenient while editing texts.

Advantages:
1. quickly and easily select in-consecutive text with the same attributes
2. keep the original architecture and functions of the text editor.

When user highlights/selects a whole paragraph of texts, a attribute selection menu will be popped up.

In this time, user can ignore the attribute selection menu and do any desired attributes modification as usual. If user checks/unchecks the attribute selection menu, the highlighted texts will change accordingly.

Finally, those remaining selected text will be the desired text by user.

By default, the attribute categorization will use font style, font, font size, color, language....

User can customize it by grouping some desired attributes.

For example, the customized group attribute name: "Human name".

The detailed attribute definition for the "Human name" could be like this:
font size: 14

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font: Arial
color: blue
font style: underline

In this way, user can easily select all human names in the texts.

The original texts is like this:

After highlight all text, the menu will be popped up

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Scenario 1: user check the "Red" in color and "Underline" in Style attribute, the result of the text view will be like this:

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Scenario 2: user wants to select all the...