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Automatic "DO" Operation

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000063505D
Original Publication Date: 1985-Mar-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Feb-18

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Authors:
McCaskill, RA [+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 editor displays a command panel from which the user may select various commands by moving the cursor to one of the displayed commands and pressing the "DO" button. The command panel displayed may change depending on the data being edited, and in some cases, one of the commands of a displayed panel may be a default command. There are times when the user may wish to use a default command or the command that was previously selected in the course of editing a document. However, the user must still move the cursor to either the default command or the previously selected command and press the "DO" button in order to execute that function. This process can slow an experienced operator.