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Placing Text for Presentations Employing Relative-Position Macros

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000043518D
Original Publication Date: 1984-Sep-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Feb-04

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Bridges, JT Delaplain, BJ [+details]


In composing pages for diverse visual presentations, the employment of an all-points-addressable (APA) medium, such as a video display terminal or an APA printer, requires addressing pel (picture element), or pixel, positions on each logical page. User friendliness can be enhanced by constructing logical placement boxes on the page having a plurality of relative placement reference points corresponding to reference placement points on text, graphics, pictures, and so forth, to be placed on the page relative to the box placement point. Selection of a placement point automatically biases the physical placement of the text, and so forth, within the box. The border width of the box determines the displacement of the text being placed from the box reference point.