Showing First Lines of Each Object and Page-Breaks in an Editor-Formatter
Original Publication Date: 1986-Sep-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Mar-09
A text display system is provided with a 'reduced' mode in which an editor-formatter will display only the first lines of paragraphs (or equivalent height of non-text objects) and page-breaks. The user will be given commands, for example, SHOW REDUCED and SHOW NORMAL, to put the system into and out of this mode. In the reduced mode, no spacing (e.g., spacing between objects, inter-line spacing in double-spaced paragraphs) and no part of the top and bottom page margins (e.g., headers and footers) will show. These objects and properties continue to exist, but their display is suppressed. Any pointing-based operations that the editor normally allows on text-objects can still be used, and with the same effect, on the text that shows.