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Editable Parametric Menus Via Multiple Display Access Windows

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000040761D
Original Publication Date: 1987-Dec-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Feb-02

Publishing Venue

IBM

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Authors:
Copenhaver, MA Peebles, TF [+details]

Abstract

A method is described that allows the menu-driven DisplayWrite 4 program product to feature parametric menus that may be edited directly by the operator. A requirement of the DisplayWrite 4 program product is that the operator be allowed to type input directly into the fields of a parametric menu. This is what is termed "editable parametric menus". Although logic existed in the previous versions of DisplayWrite and exists today in DisplayWrite 4 that would allow implementation of editable parametric menus, this logic, called the TSB Manager, is too large (in excess of 52 kbytes) to be a practical option: the Displaywrite 4 system design requires that the Menu Manager remain resident. In accordance with the new method, the concept of "multiple display access windows" illustrated in Figs. 1 and 2 is employed. In step 1 of Fig.