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A Method for Keying Into a Tab Control Space

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000065916D
Original Publication Date: 1985-Nov-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Feb-19

Publishing Venue

IBM

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Authors:
Adam, TL Levine, LJ White, FR [+details]

Abstract

A method is described that permits the operator of a text processing system to cursor into the white space caused by tab escapement, and to type characters in that white space. In text processing systems, if the operator moves the cursor into an area that is between a tab control and the character which is at the tab stop (i.e., the text or subsequent control character following the tab control) and presses a key to insert a character, the system either prevents the operator from keying at this location, that is requiring the operator to type spaces to reach the desired position, or positions the keyed text adjacent to the text preceding the tab control. Neither of these match the operator's expectations.