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Dynamic Positioning of OBJECT DATA Portions Within a Single PRESENTATION AREA

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000034765D
Original Publication Date: 1989-Apr-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Jan-27

Publishing Venue

IBM

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Authors:
Barker, BA Edel, TR Stark, JA [+details]

Abstract

Placement of different parts of a data object within a single presentation area is accomplished by the definition of formatting specifications defined separately from the data. For example, this capability permits the various parts of a single graphics only object (e.g., the parts of an automobile) to be "broken up" and physically associated with the text explanation that is sharing the same presentation area. The "breaking up" of object data within a single presentation area is accomplished by the specification of positioning attributes that are defined separate from the data object portions by use of the carrier data stream function that maps data to presentation areas.