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File a New Folder which is Copied from an Existing Folder Disclosure Number: IPCOM000038110D
Original Publication Date: 1989-Nov-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Jan-31

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MacPhail, MG [+details]


Disclosed is a method to file a new folder into a library by copying an existing folder. A folder is a document which can contain other documents. Each folder has an associated data area containing a list of documents immediately contained in that folder. The associated data area can be thought of as a folder table-of-contents (FTOC). Any contained document can also be a folder. The documents contained within a contained folder are listed in the contained folder's FTOC. The FTOC can be considered as a list of pointers to the documents contained within the folder. This method allows the nesting of folders to continue indefinitely. The folder, itself, can be considered the zero- level of folder nesting. The first-level of folder nesting includes the folder and any documents that the folder immediately contains, i.e.