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View a List of Documents which are Stapled to a Particular Document

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000038091D
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 view the staple attachments to a particular document. 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 particular "staplee" document may be stapled by many other "stapler" documents at the same time. Authorized users may need to see which "stapler" documents are stapled to a particular "staplee" document.