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Displaying Named Objects Within a Document

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000063242D
Original Publication Date: 1985-Mar-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Feb-18

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

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

Abstract

A real-time multiple data editor provides integration of all data on a single page in relation to each other in dynamic editable form. The page may contain both text and non-text object sets including images, graphics, tables, annotations and handwriting. Objects are data-specific entities that a user can manipulate on the page. All objects exist within a specified boundary on the page, and this boundary is defined as an object set boundary. During an editing session, the user can create a great number of objects, each of which can have a user-specified name. If, later, the user wishes to access a particular named object, she/he will need a quick and easy way to see a list of all the named objects in the document.