New/Old/Unopen/Open Attributes for Stapled Documents
Original Publication Date: 1989-Oct-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Jan-31
Stapled documents, consisting of two or more documents, are linear, logical organization of documents. A method is described to permit stapled documents to maintain a certain level of incoming mail characteristics when they are received as mail. Even though a single mail item contains multiple documents, the user would like to maintain individual document characteristics (like new, unopen, and opened) when handled in a recipient's in-basket.