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Opening Online Information That Was Taken Offline

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000061060D
Original Publication Date: 1986-Jun-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Mar-09

Publishing Venue

IBM

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Authors:
Martens, CW Wenz, DG [+details]

Abstract

A method is provided for enabling users of a computer system having display terminals or workstations attached thereto to take their online documentation offline, and preserve some of the online function. Some users do not have the secondary storage available on their system to house vast amounts of online information. If they remove this information, it would be desirable to retain one of the nicest functions of an online information facility, namely, that of opening the document to the correct location, based upon the location of the cursor. This method allows the user to delete the text of an online document, and preserve the information that opens the document to the cursor sensitive location. In this instance, the online documentation is a standard document.