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A computer system for creating a user-defined property for a document and for linking properties to content of the document. When the document is open, a first application receives from a user a name, a type, and a value of property to be created, creates a property within the properties area of the document by storing the name and type of the property within the properties area, and stores the value within the properties area. When the document is closed, a second application retrieves the name, type, and value of the created property from the properties area, and displays the name and the value of the created property. To link the property to the content, the first application receives from a user an indication that the property is to be linked to a field within the content of the document, retrieves the value of the field from within the content of the document, and stores the retrieved value and type as the value of the property. The second application then changes the stored value of the property when the document is closed. The first application detects that the stored value of the property is different from the value of the field within the content the document, and sets the value of the field within the content of the document to the value of the property.

Title
Method and system for user defined and linked properties
Application Number
8/656427
Publication Number
6122649
Application Date
May 30, 1996
Publication Date
September 19, 2000
Inventor
Brian D Wentz
Bellevue
WA, US
Martin Thorsen
Kirkland
WA, US
Heikki J Kanerva
Redmond
WA, US
Agent
Jones & Askew
Assignee
Microsoft Corporation
WA, US
IPC
G06F 17/21
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