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

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000038103D
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 it to one or more documents that already exist in the library. 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 it to one or more existing documents.