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Common KEYSTROKE Processing Routines to Provide a Uniform Interface for Editing

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000065547D
Original Publication Date: 1985-Dec-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Feb-19

Publishing Venue

IBM

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Authors:
Grafe, RJ McConaughy, JM Pancoast, ST Parker, SL Trimble, WR [+details]

Abstract

A consistent, common interface for editing in a group of applications that use editing functions is described. Mini-Applications (Mini-Apps) are a set of executable files that provide the user with useful everyday functions. The Mini-Apps are designed to be loaded by the Application Selector, but may also be loaded and run directly from the Disk Operating System (DOS). The Mini-Apps and Application Selector provide a common, "easy to use" editing interface for three applications: Notewriter, Phone List, and Schedule. This article describes a method to use a Keystroke Branch Table (KBT) which addresses common Notewriter code in Notewriter, Phone List, and Schedule to provide a consistent user interface to all editing functions.