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Implicit Footnote Relationships

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000043955D
Original Publication Date: 1984-Oct-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Feb-05

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Barker, BA Hernandez, IH Machart, BH [+details]


Automatic creation of implicit relationships through attributes aids in later editing chores and reduces operator attention. In creating a footnoted document, body text and footnotes are separately prepared and separately stored. Footnote and footnote reference numbers are system assigned during creation. However, deletion of a reference number does not result in deletion of a footnote. The result in the event of many deletions of reference numbers is a cluttered library of footnotes. A solution to this problem is to cause relationship attributes to be assigned to reference numbers during document creation. Thereafter, when a reference number is deleted, the corresponding footnote will also be deleted.