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Common Editing Arrangement for Different Object Types in Text Processing

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000063028D
Original Publication Date: 1985-Feb-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Feb-18

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Authors:
Barker, BA Hernandez, IH [+details]

Abstract

An editing arrangement is described for an interactive text processing system which allows the creation of different document object types, such as charts, pictures and tables, without the use of a 'cut and paste' buffer. A 'cut and paste' buffer has been required for interactive text processing systems because a separate editor is used for editing text and a different editor is used for generating business graphics as charts or tables. While these systems are sometimes referred to as integrated systems, the operator actually performs the 'integration' by selecting the appropriate editor, creating the objects and combining the results.