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Copying an Entire Staple Package

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000038111D
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 staple package into a library by copying an existing staple package. The existing staple package can be defined in the context of a folder. 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 "stapler" document may be stapled to many other "staplee" documents at the same time. The context defined for the staple relationship can be a folder or a set of folders. When the staple relationship is defined within a context, the relationship is logically limited to that context.