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Thirty-First Annual Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences-Volume 2 (1998)
Kohala Coast, HI
Jan. 6, 1998 to Jan. 9, 1998
ISSN: 1060-3425
ISBN: 0-8186-8236-1
pp: 207
Takeshi Shimizu , FX Palo Alto Laboratory, Inc.
Stephen W. Smoliar , FX Palo Alto Laboratory, Inc.
John Boreczky , FX Palo Alto Laboratory, Inc.
Because a hypermedia document is more complex than conventional text, it requires preparation with respect to two key aspects. First, the author begins to develop a "vision" of the document<usually based on some outline-level description of his objectives. At the same time, as this outline is being developed, the author begins to extract useful segments from his resource materials and prepares his first version of the logic of a system of hyperlinks among those segments. In this paper we present a system named "Authoring Environment for the deSktOP" (AESOP) with two different types of "outlining" tools to handle these aspects. Planning the 3vision? consists in defining a "logical" tree structure of the document. The plan for the link structure is based on a primitive unit called the view area, and AESOP provides a construct named Bento-Box for creating and manipulating view areas. Authors specify spatial and temporal layout within a single Bento-Box and define hyperlinks among the Bento-Boxes.

J. Boreczky, T. Shimizu and S. W. Smoliar, "AESOP: An Outline-Oriented Authoring System," Proceedings of the Thirty-First Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences(HICSS), Kohala Coast, HI, 1998, pp. 207.
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