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Provided is a technique to allow user selection of "page like" formats for menus and panels of different types in order to solve deficiencies in current implementations.
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Improved Panel Customization Features
Provided is a technique to allow user selection of "page like" formats for
menus and panels of different types in order to solve deficiencies in current
The user is provided with conventional panel definition
functions. In addition, the user is provided with the capability of
automatically reformatting menus using features similar to word
processing software. Specifically, the user can format a menu as if
it were a document. The following are examples of formatting
parameters that can be changed:
-- Font, font size, emphasis
-- Line justification, density, and spacing
-- Color, shading, and patterns
-- Panel width and depth
Other types of parameters can be used for panels of different types, e.g.,
spreadsheet-like parameters for tabular and form-like structures, etc.
The benefits to the user include new function, consistency in techniques with
word processors, and enhanced productivity and usability.