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Form Documents for a Text Editing Application

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000047250D
Original Publication Date: 1983-Oct-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Feb-07

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Authors:
Christenson, PJ Regnier, BA Wenz, DG Youngers, DN [+details]

Abstract

A method is disclosed for creating form documents and entering specific information in form shields on these documents in a word processing environment in a data processing system. Particular problems of this environment include determining what can or cannot be modified in the form document and the requirement for exclusive cursor positioning to all input areas that can be modified as well as applying an editing function to data in columnar form. - The following functions are desirable in being able to fill in a form on a word processing terminal: The definition of the form must be easily accomplished by a clerical person. - The base form without input areas filled in must be reusable and easily called for. - Prompting of the form input areas should be possible.