Glom widget

  • US 7,721,226 B2
  • Filed: 02/18/2004
  • Issued: 05/18/2010
  • Est. Priority Date: 02/18/2004
  • Status: Expired due to Fees
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1. A method for receiving input in a writing window from a user on a display, comprising:

  • in response to determining a current handwriting;

    placing a glom widget at a location next to a node handle that is associated with current handwriting that is located near a current writing location such that the user selects the glom widget with reduced movement as compared to accessing a toolbar associated with the writing window;

    wherein the glom widget is represented by a single selectable graphic that includes only two states including a selected state and a non-selected state;

    wherein the location of the placement of the glom widget is specified in part by a user preference;

    maintaining the placement of the glom widget at the location next to the node handle such that the glom widget does not move while the glom widget is displayed during any current handwriting and when a glom widget menu is activated; and

    displaying the glom widget menu having menu items that are associated with handwriting near the current writing location when the glom widget is selected;

    wherein the glom widget menu comprises the following commands;

    merge paragraph with a paragraph above;

    split a last line into a new paragraph; and

    cancel which dismisses the glom widget menu from being displayed.

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