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1. (WO2014200800) SIMPLIFIED DATA INPUT IN ELECTRONIC DOCUMENTS

Pub. No.:    WO/2014/200800    International Application No.:    PCT/US2014/041074
Publication Date: Fri Dec 19 00:59:59 CET 2014 International Filing Date: Fri Jun 06 01:59:59 CEST 2014
IPC: G06F 17/24
Applicants: MICROSOFT TECHNOLOGY LICENSING, LLC
Inventors: OTERO, Carlos Augusto
CAMPBELL, John
ALBERT, Uhl
ROCHAT, Pablo
RUTHERFORD, Allison Jane
HARLEY, Catherine
Title: SIMPLIFIED DATA INPUT IN ELECTRONIC DOCUMENTS
Abstract:
Simplified data and/or syntax entry in electronic documents is provided. Custom user interface components and selectable controls may be provided that may float on a displayed document and allow for easier data or syntax input. Electronic inking gestures may be used for entry of data and/or programming syntax in an electronic scratch pad and/or directly on top of a displayed electronic document. Gestures (e.g., screen touches) may be used for selecting document components (e.g., spreadsheet ranges) followed by an interpretation by the associated application of the user's gestures. A variety of disambiguation displays, interactions and/or hints may be provided to help a user clarify ambiguous UI selections.