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METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR MOBILE AUTHORING OF FAX AND EMAIL DOCUMENTS

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000013774D
Original Publication Date: 2000-Jan-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2003-Jun-18

Publishing Venue

IBM

Abstract

Mobile workers typically employ laptop computers to access information. Using desktop software products such as Lotus Notes, users can author e-mail and send faxes. However, laptops are bulky, heavy, and inconvenient. The CrossPad enables a mobile worker to write information on a notepad, capture the handwriting, upload the handwriting to a laptop/desktop computer, perform handwriting recognition (using the InkManager software), and store that information on a desktop or laptop computer for later viewing. Copy-and-paste can be used to transfer the data to its target application. However, this application model is quite limited, because it only enables information capture, rather than information communication. To date, there has not been any system that enables users to conveniently (and naturally) generate information for easy dissemination. Disclosed is a method and system for coupling the Cross Pad with handwriting recognition to route captured information into a variety of back-end information dissemination applications. The proposed system employs the following steps: