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(11)EP 2 017 742 A3

(12)EUROPEAN PATENT APPLICATION

(88)Date of publication A3:
25.02.2009 Bulletin 2009/09

(43)Date of publication A2:
21.01.2009 Bulletin 2009/04

(21)Application number: 08015867.8

(22)Date of filing:  24.07.2000
(51)Int. Cl.: 
G06F 17/21  (2006.01)
(84)Designated Contracting States:
DE GB

(30)Priority: 23.07.1999 US 360399

(62)Application number of the earlier application in accordance with Art. 76 EPC:
00948937.8 / 1232447

(71)Applicant: Adobe Systems Incorporated
San Jose, CA 95110-2704 (US)

(72)Inventors:
  • Caro, Perry
    San Jose, CA 95129 (US)
  • Pasqua, Joseph
    Menlo Park, CA 94025 (US)
  • Brotsky, Daniel
    Berkeley, CA 94707 (US)

(74)Representative: Müller-Boré & Partner Patentanwälte 
Grafinger Strasse 2
81671 München
81671 München (DE)

  


(54)Computer generation of documents using layout elements and content elements


(57) The present invention relates to a machine-implemented method, charcterised in:
using an application program to create elements of a first type for use in a document,
storing the elements of the first type in a format native to the application program,
forming a portfolio for elements of the first type, based on the stored elements of the first type, by storing unique binding site names associated with respective elements of the first type, and
storing information with each of the elements of the first type that aids a formatter in generating documents based on the elements of the first type and on elements of a second type stored in a portfolio for elements of the second type.