United States Patent  [ii] Patent Number: 4,974,194
Barker et al.  Date of Patent: Nov. 27, 1990
 METHOD FOR MODIFYING
INTERMINGLED TEXT OBJECT AND
GRAPHIC OBJECT WITHIN AN OBJECT
SET INDIVIDUALLY OR
 Inventors: Barbara A. Barker, Round Rock;
Irene H. Hernandez; Beverly H.
Machart, both of Austin, all of Tex.
 Assignee: International Business Machines
Corporation, Armonk, N.Y.
 Appl. No.: 445,140
 Filed: Dec. 4, 1989
Related U.S. Application Data
 Continuation of Ser. No. 266,271, Oct. 26, 1988, abandoned, which is a continuation of Ser. No. 848,103, Apr. 4, 1986, abandoned.
 Int. CI.' G06F 15/00; G06F 3/153
 US. CI 364/900; 364/943;
364/943.1; 364/943.43; 364/948.1  Field of Search ... 364/300, 518, 521, 200 MS File, 364/900 MS File; 340/721, 747; 400/63, 76, 83
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IBM Technical Disclosure Bulletin, vol. 27, No. 10A, Mar. 1985, "Icon Overlay for Superblock Structure", p. 5505.
IBM Technical Disclosure Bulletin, vol. 27, No. 5, Oct. 1984, "Controlling the Editing and Location of Like Objects in an Integrated Environment", p. 2955. 5th International Conf. on Pattern Recognition, 12/1-4/80, vol. 2, pp. 856-858, "A Facsimile Based Manuscript Layout & Editing System by Auxiliary Mark Recognition", Y. Suenaga et al. 3rd USA-Japan Computer Conference, 1978, 10/10-12/78, "Personal Computer-Aided Composition and Editing System", T. Matsushita et al.
Primary Examiner—Thomas C. Lee
Attorney, Agent, or Firm—J. H. Barksdale, Jr.; H. St.
Julian; Casimer K. Salys
A method of managing the relationship between intermingled objects of different types for editing purposes. Management is through establishing separate and combined modes of operation. When a separate mode is selected, only a selected object will be affected by an edit action. When a combined mode is selected, selection of any object will result in all objects being affected by an edit action.
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