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Method to Provide Simple Entry/Edit of a Complex Ancillary Annotation Text

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000065038D
Original Publication Date: 1985-Oct-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Feb-19

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Authors:
Beck, ER Penn, SC [+details]

Abstract

The entry of ancillary annotation text (e.g., leading and trailing text segments) requires an extremely large set of menu fields for definition. The menu approach is difficult for the operator to understand and does not provide the variety desired to accommodate as yet undefined applications. The use of free form text displays also becomes burdensome because of the large number of ancillary text segments. The new method is designed with menus which utilize the free key fields to accommodate this ancillary text. In this way the operator is provided the almost limitless flexibility that is desired but may operate with the familiar menus of the system. These menu fields, some of which are as long as 250 bytes, are extended off the right edge of the initial menu display.