Oracle International Corporation (Redwood Shores, CA)

The present invention is directed at creating, viewing, editing, and/or editing composite documents. A composite document may be created using an initial document. The base document can contain references to content from reference documents. References can be identified by references definitions, and references data can be taken from the reference document, and then incorporated in the base document. The reference can be identified by an indication mark. The control mark can be then added to the base text. The control mark can be used to show or conceal embedded reference information. This adds the referenced content from the reference to the document base. It allows users to quickly and effectively view the content that is referenced without needing to search for it manually.

A user can make reference to documents in other documents in the process of creating a document. citations, quotes, computer code. For example, in source code development the user might be viewing one document, like a source file from an application, but that source file could also refer to code from other documents. Academic and legal writings may include the references to documents which support or support a particular point being made by the author. If an author wishes to access one of these referenced documents, he or she must search for the document and open it by hand. For example, in a computer-based environment, the user may open the referenced document in an entirely new tab or window. If the document referenced is linked to other documents, the process continues by opening other documents in additional tabs or windows. This is usually a cumbersome process. Although automated solutions can identify the referenced documents however, they must be viewed in full. A pop-up window, or another method that does not embed the reference directly could also be utilized to render a portion of the referenced text. This may help the user save time, but leaves them with a messy, hard to navigate the workspace. The user might not be ableto make changes to documents that are referenced without opening every referenced document. This could result in an unorganized, hard-to-manage workspace.

This disclosure gives a brief overview of some or all inventions, embodiments, and/or examples. The purpose of this disclosure is to give a general understanding of its subject matter. The summary is not intended to provide a comprehensive overview of any particular example or embodiment. The summary is not an attempt to provide a comprehensive overview of any particular embodiment or example. Accordingly, one purpose of this summary could be to describe some of the innovations, embodiments, and/or examples that are described in this disclosure in a simplified form as a prelude to a more detailed description presented later.

Embodiments of the present invention are directed towards creating editing, viewing, and/or viewing a composite document. The source document could be used to construct a composite document. Also called a base or reference document, a composite document can also be constructed. The base document could contain references to different documents, and is referred to as reference documents. References are constructed according to a specific reference definition. Reference data can be extracted and integrated into the base document once an identified reference is found. A control mark may be added to the base document in relation to the reference. The user can choose the mark that will show the reference information embedded within the composite document. This adds the referenced content from the reference document to the base document. This allows users to swiftly and efficiently browse through the referenced content , without having to manually search the reference documents, and to identify the appropriate section. The embedded content could be edited within the composite document. Any changes to embedded content are made to the reference document. Some embodiments permit embedded content to include references to other reference documents. Content that is corresponding to these documents can be embedded within the embedded content, e.g. A composite document may contain embedded referenced content that could be embedded within referenced content resulting in a multi-level composite document.

A further comprehension of the nature and equivalents to the content of this disclosure (as as any inherent or express advantages and improvements provided) must be understood in addition to the previous section by reference to theremaining portions of the disclosure, any drawings that accompany it, and the claims.

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