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JAVA APPLET - PROPOSAL #3

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000012973D
Original Publication Date: 2001-Feb-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2003-Jun-11

Publishing Venue

IBM

Abstract

JAVA APPLET PROPOSAL #3 Title: Using a Java* application, an HTML browser, and Adobe** Acrobat*** software for superior printing and viewing of a subset of HTML articles in a user-defined order. Disclosed in this article is a method and approach for combining a Java application, known HTML browser printing and path capture functions, and Adobe software to help end users better manage, disseminate, and use articles of interest in an information system. In summary, a Java application can track the articles a user browses while looking for information in a large collection of articles about a product. When the user has finished looking at articles, the application presents a list of visited articles and allows the user to select items of interest and arrange the articles in a list that makes sense. This list of HTML documents is then submitted to Adobe Acrobat software for creation of a single linear document combining the information in an order that reflects the user's requirements. The resulting PDF file can then be used for print or online distribution. This approach helps customers face several information management problems: