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Relocating the Joint of a Graphic Object

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000063521D
Original Publication Date: 1985-Mar-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Feb-18

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Authors:
McCaskill, RA Wang, JS [+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. 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. Thus, text, a pie chart and a table, for example, may all occupy a single page, and the editor allows the user to edit each of these data types. There is a particular problem in editing freeform graphics in that the functions that the user is required to perform usually involve erasing a portion of the previously drawn graphic object and then redrawing it.