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File and Staple a New Document with One or More Documents Already Filed

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000038102D
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 file a new document into a library and staple one or more documents that already exist in the library to the new 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 "stapler" may be attached to a set of "staplees". A "staplee" may be attached by a set of "staplers". A user may wish to add a new document to the library and at the same time staple one or more existing documents to it.