Data processing system with programmable graphics generator
Multimedia display system
In-line dynamic editor for mixed object documents
Text flow around irregular shaped graphic objects
Interactive video composition and presentation systems
Garbage collector for hypermedia systems
Multimedia interface and method for computer system
Method for dynamically processing non-text components in compound documents
Method and apparatus for classifying graphics segments to facilitate pick and display operation
Methods and apparatus for image compression by iterated function system
ApplicationNo. 755709 filed on 09/06/1991
US Classes:715/501.1, Hypermedia710/1, INPUT/OUTPUT DATA PROCESSING715/511, Version management715/515Compound document
ExaminersPrimary: Herndon, Heather R.
Assistant: Feild, Joseph H.
Attorney, Agent or Firm
Foreign Patent References
International ClassG06F 015/62
AbstractA generalized link is provided in a data processing system to enable referencing from a point within an organized hierarchy of an on-line softcopy text, to an arbitrary multimedia object. The multimedia object may be represented by data which is also contained within the softcopy book or alternately which may be separate from the book as a separate file or a separate data base. This enables an author at the time of writing the softcopy book, to specify specific multimedia hardware and software support for the display of multimedia presentations accompanying the text in the book. Provision is made for the author to specify alternate forms of multimedia presentation, where a particular specified multimedia apparatus or supporting software is not present at a workstation. An improved method for dynamically updating a softcopy book to a new edition is also disclosed.