An Editor to Support Military Message Processing Personnel
UNIVERSITY OF SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA MARINA DEL REY INFORMATION SCIENCES INST
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Military message processing in an on-line environment requires the flexible tools for entering, editing, formatting, and annotating text provided by the Editor designed for the information Automation project. The Editor allows users to read documents or messages on-line providing suitable browsing and scanning facilities to enter text allowing simple correction of typographical errors and to edit already existing text in any of several ways, including style changes, spelling correction, reformatting and reorganizing, as well as adding annotations or suggestions. Inexperienced or occasional users can perform most editing tasks using a minimal set of simple commands, relying on terminal controls and function keys for the most frequent operations. More sophisticated users can perform powerful editing functions with a handful of additional commands. The Editor is closely geared to the tasks of message authorship and coordination in particular, it addresses the issue of communication among multiple authors and coordinators by means of annotation facilities.
- Information Science
- Non-Radio Communications