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Change a Descriptor for an Entire Staple Package

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000038083D
Original Publication Date: 1989-Nov-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Jan-31

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Authors:
MacPhail, MG [+details]

Abstract

Disclosed is a method to change a descriptor for a document and all of the documents stapled to it. The staple relationship logically ties two otherwise discrete, independently defined documents together. This relationship is a one-to-one relation where the attaching document can be referred to as the "stapler" and the receiving document can be referred to as the "staplee". A "staplee" can have more than one "stapler". When an authorized user decides to change a descriptor for a "staplee" document, another parallel decision must also be made regarding the document's "staplers". In some instances, the user will want to change the descriptor in the "staplers". In other instances, the user will want to leave the descriptors for the "staplers" as is.