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Method to automatically group graphic objects

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000014083D
Original Publication Date: 1999-Dec-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2003-Jun-19

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Authors:
Kazuhiro Gotoh

Abstract

Disclosed is a technique to automatically group graphic objects. This technique reduces the users' troublesome operation when grouping objects. Recently, a concept becomes general, that uses "objects" as the basic elements and manages them on the editing area to design and build the graphics contents for a Web page. When moving or saving several objects, they are often connected so that they are treated as a single unit. This idea is called "grouping". However, it is troublesome for users to choose necessary objects and to connect them into a group. Users need to repeat the operations whenever they want to group the objects.