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DOCUMENT Composition Instructions

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000061054D
Original Publication Date: 1986-Jun-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Mar-09

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Authors:
Kramer, TL Wenz, DG Youngers, DN [+details]

Abstract

A method is provided for a user of a computer terminal or workstation to enter document composition instructions whereby the user is able to see the resolved instruction and is also able to modify the source. This method uses a menu approach. For new users, the menu approach allows for a friendly learning technique over the range of document composition commands that are available. The following two displays are examples of these menus. (Image Omitted) If the user selects Option 3, the date instruction, the following display will be presented: (Image Omitted) After the user selects the desired options and presses Enter, the menu disappears and the date instruction is inserted into the document. This instruction will begin with a special character that cannot be keyed directly.