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Interactive Documentation Retrieval System on a Virtual Memory System

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000062276D
Original Publication Date: 1986-Nov-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Mar-09

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Authors:
Silco, C [+details]

Abstract

An arrangement is described to allow users on a Virtual Memory (VM) system to increase their productivity in retrieving project documentation interactively on VM quickly and easily. Users can select any of the major documentations that are produced as a project goes through the development cycle (Architecture, Design, Implementation, Test, and Support). After the user interactively selects a major document to be processed, the arrangement then interactively provides the user with all of the subcomponents of that document. The user can then select which subcomponents to be processed by BROWSE, PRINT, and any other VM functions. The VM user interface to a project is customized without reducing the VM flexibility and power. Memos, documents, and data files can be distributed through a distribution list or via menu selections.