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Method to Merge Table Data Using One-Cell Table Objects

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000060907D
Original Publication Date: 1986-May-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Mar-09

Publishing Venue

IBM

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Authors:
Hernandez, IH [+details]

Abstract

A method is described which provides a merge function using table data and a one-cell table object. Currently, in some text processing systems, a one-cell table object is available to allow the user to create form-type documents (e.g., medical form, hospital form). The user defines the form, inserting one-cell table objects where an entry field belongs. In accordance with this method, the user is able to define a form letter by inserting one-cell tables where variable data belongs. The method provides a row and column variable when naming a cell reference in a cell formula which denotes that the data being referenced in the cell may be variable.