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A method is described which allows the operator of an interactive display system to edit data directly within an edit line like traditional spreadsheets or to edit data directly within the cell.
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A Method to Provide Optional Edit/Display Line Within Tablesd
A method is described which allows the operator of an interactive display
system to edit data directly within an edit line like traditional spreadsheets or to
edit data directly within the cell.
Traditional spreadsheets provide an edit line for editing the contents inside a
cell. Another method for entering data is to allow the operator to enter data
directly within the cell. The problem with this method is the operator is
accustomed to entering the data within an edit line because typically the operator
sees more of the data. In the case of direct entry into the cell, the operator may
not see all the data, and may have to scroll. Direct entering into a cell is
advantageous for simple numeric entry, but not suitable for complex formulas.
In accordance with the new method a means is provided for presenting to the
operator an optional display/edit line during table editing. When the operator
selects the table to be edited, the application will automatically present the
operator with a display/edit line. If the operator elects to enter data directly into
the cell, the display/edit line simply shows the same data as in the selected cell,
but more so if the cell contents exceed the cell boundaries. If the operator wants
to edit a complex formula within the display/edit line, the operator selects the
location within the display/edit line to be edited, and begins entering text. The
data displayed in the cell...