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Interactive Display and Editing of Header and Footer Text

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000062628D
Original Publication Date: 1986-Dec-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Mar-09

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Authors:
Horn, GR Mikelait, RC [+details]

Abstract

A method is described for use in a word processor to display a page of text including paper edges, header text in the top margin, and footer text in the bottom margin, and allow editing of the header or footer text in this context. Some word processing programs display the paper edges, header text, and footer text appropriately; however, the header and footer text is not edited as normal text, but is typed as a field in a separate panel. Other word processing programs provide full text editing capabilities for header and footer text; however, the context of the document is not displayed at the same time. The new method provides the user with optimal visual feedback while editing a document.