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Method to Dynamically Adjust a Scrolling Unit

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000064514D
Original Publication Date: 1985-Jul-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Feb-19

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

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

Abstract

A method is described to permit the operator of an interactive text processing system to adjust the amount to scroll when cursoring across different object types in a composite document. In a text editor, cursor up, cursor down, cursor left, and cursor right move the cursor one character up, down, left, or right, respectively. For spreadsheet applications, the same keys move the cursor one row up or down or one column left or right. A graphics application might define the cursor keys to move one pel up, down, left, or right. In a composite document when different object types exist, no one of the preceding definitions is appropriate for each of the different object types that need to be cursored. A graphic definition would not work for text as only part of a character would be cursored.