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Method to marks last line read in unformatted text document Disclosure Number: IPCOM000200006D
Publication Date: 2010-Sep-23
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This article describes a method to manage documents; in particular, the focus is on the possibility to mark last line read in unformatted text document

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Method to marks last line read in unformatted text document

The common viewer and editing documents programs do not allow you to keep track of the page or line where the cursor is when you read an electronic document.If the user needs to read the document several times (as e-books) when s/he opens again the document s/he wastes his/her time for searching the last read line.

The problem arises especially in large unformatted documents (such as log files), where there is no division into chapters, paragraphs and generally any kind of structure, so the reader feels the lack of reference points.

This approach may be useful to remind her/him where s/he had arrived even if, for some reason, the reading of the document is interrupted since the program or the system goes down.

The idea is about a document viewer plug-in that allows to place the line on the last page of the document just read and reported properly to the user, when s/he opens again the document.

When a user opens a document for the first time, if no line bookmark is defined, the system shows a popup to ask her/him if s/he wants to use the bookmark feature.

If a line bookmark is already defined, the system asks if the user wants to use it or s/he prefers to define a new one.

Choosing the existed line bookmarks, the display goes to the line on the cursor was positioned at the last time.

In the new bookmark definition, the system combines the normal mouse cursor, initially located on the first character of...