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Method for Specifying Continuation Lines in an Alphabetized List

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000065545D
Original Publication Date: 1985-Dec-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Feb-19

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Authors:
Bauer, CC Grafe, RJ Pancoast, ST Parker, SL Trimble, WR [+details]

Abstract

A method is described for a user to add multiple lines of data to an entry in an alphabetized list without disturbing the collating sequence of the list. A format to allow the user to enter multiple lines of information for an individual entry is shown below. By leaving the first character of a line blank, it is considered to be a continuation of the previous line, thus not affecting the collating sequence of the list. The number of continuation lines per entry is unrestricted. Example of an ordered list: Brown, John 224-9874 1000 Maple Leaf Dr. Davis, Linda 340-9523 2456 Avenue C Harris, Jim 254-3085 9870 Main St. Simmons, Al 897-1123 3421 Forest Ln. Vickers, Sam 446-8734 8745 Baker St. Previous list with the addition of continuation lines: Brown, John 224-9874 1000 Maple Leaf Dr.