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Method to Control Amount of Text Data Displayed

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000064351D
Original Publication Date: 1985-Apr-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Feb-18

Publishing Venue

IBM

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Authors:
Crehan, DT Schwartz, LI [+details]

Abstract

A method is described to permit the operator of the document display system described on page 513 to control the amount of text that is displayed in the window. The operator specifies whether scan mode is on or off by "toggling" a function control key. Pressing this key turns scan mode on if it is currently off and turns scan mode off if it is currently on. The current mode is maintained as a display control value. The scan mode amount controls the number of sentences of a paragraph displayed in scan mode: (1) the first sentence, (2) the first several sentences, and (3) the first and last sentence are displayed.