Implementing Implicit Drag Along Without Regard to Object Set Type
Original Publication Date: 1985-Mar-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Feb-18
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. Object sets may be moved into positions on a page such that more than one object set is occupying a single displayable area on the page. When this occurs, a superblock structure is implicitly created by the editor. Although the superblock structure is itself a complex structure, the creation of this structure by the editor greatly simplifies integration of different data types on the page for the user and allows the user to manipulate a group of object sets within a single displayable area on the page with relative ease.