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Publication numberWO2002046878 A3
Publication typeApplication
Application numberPCT/US2001/047339
Publication date6 Sep 2002
Filing date3 Dec 2001
Priority date6 Dec 2000
Also published asUS7401289, US20020116418, WO2002046878A2
Publication numberPCT/2001/47339, PCT/US/1/047339, PCT/US/1/47339, PCT/US/2001/047339, PCT/US/2001/47339, PCT/US1/047339, PCT/US1/47339, PCT/US1047339, PCT/US147339, PCT/US2001/047339, PCT/US2001/47339, PCT/US2001047339, PCT/US200147339, WO 0246878 A3, WO 0246878A3, WO 2002/046878 A3, WO 2002046878 A3, WO 2002046878A3, WO-A3-0246878, WO-A3-2002046878, WO0246878 A3, WO0246878A3, WO2002/046878A3, WO2002046878 A3, WO2002046878A3
InventorsAndrea Bimson, Laxmikant Dash, Meena Gopakumar, Kaustubh Kunte, Alka A Lachhwani, Biswajit A Sarkar
ApplicantAmerican Express Travel Relate
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: Patentscope, Espacenet
Layout generator system and method
WO 2002046878 A3
Abstract
The present invention provides systems and methods for creating and editing electronic layouts, such as layouts used to create web pages, via digital networks (106). An exemplary system for creating an electronic layout suitably includes a server (104), a network (106), a database (102) and one or more user interfaces (108). The server (104) may suitably provide a layout editor configured to place one or more containers, areas and/or spacers onto a layout panel in response to inputs from a user and a layout manager configured to validate properties of the layout and to generate the layout. An exemplary method for creating a document layout suitably includes displaying a layout panel; placing at least one container on the layout panel to create the layout, the container comprising a software object representing a visual element; and storing the layout in a database (102) for future use and/or editing.
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Classifications
International ClassificationG06F15/00, G06F17/30, G06F17/21, G06F17/24
Cooperative ClassificationG06F17/212, G06F17/24, G06F17/3089
European ClassificationG06F17/21F2, G06F17/24, G06F17/30W7
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