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Method for Providing Options in an Interactive System Relating to Specific Tasks

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000062570D
Original Publication Date: 1986-Dec-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Mar-09

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Authors:
Hearin, KK James, WS [+details]

Abstract

A method is described which permits a user to display data in a way designed by the user. In order to meet the requirements a user might have in creating a screen, flexibility in moving about the screen, allowing a functionally rich set of options and yet providing a easy- to-use interface are difficult to achieve. The method involves a number of distinct features. First, a blank screen is presented to the user that allows for full editing functions, thereby allowing movement about the screen, as would be allowed in a text processor. When function is desired, the user may mark a point on the screen, thus providing a window with the functions available to be chosen.