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Format Implications and Propagation Resulting From Annotation Text Placement

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000065386D
Original Publication Date: 1985-Dec-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Feb-19

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Authors:
Beck, ER Payne, ME Penn, SC Wilkes, MD [+details]

Abstract

When a high level annotation function allows annotation text to be inserted anywhere in the body text of a document, it interrupts the body text and therefore it is necessary to provide a method of control which will "imply" format changes and "propagate" formats to obtain the proper displayed and printed results. When the annotation function of a text processing system permits the placement of annotation text anywhere in the text, a rigorous definition is required of how the complex format implications will be handled since there are a virtually unlimited variety of body text impacts that are possible. The definition of the process is described below in connection with Figs. 1-4. The following terms are defined to aid in the description of the annotation functions shown in Figs. 1-4.