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Independent Insert Mode for Parametric Menus

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000057213D
Original Publication Date: 1988-Apr-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Feb-15

Publishing Venue

IBM

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Authors:
Camp, LS Mayfield, VA Peebles, TF Sheppard, RK [+details]

Abstract

A method whereby the Insert/Replace Mode is usable and consistent within parametric menus is described. In DisplayWrite 3*, Insert/Replace Mode had no meaning in data prompts, since characters were typed only at the end of the data prompt. (Cursor Right/Left was not allowed.) These data prompts evolved into parametric menu options in DisplayWrite 4 (DW4)*, which require Insert/Replace Mode. In accordance with the new menu, the Text Insert/Replace Mode is in effect during text typing and the Menu Insert/Replace Mode is in effect during parametric menus. The user can change the state of either mode without changing the other. Furthermore, the Menu Insert/ Replace Mode remains consistent across different menu displays.