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An augmented spreadsheet presentation provides for selecting a region of user focus in a primary body of data displayed as an array of cells, with two or more displayed cells of the array of cells being logically linked by a constraint graph. Color of two or more displayed cells can be dynamically adjusted in response to selected user focus with a mouse or other cursor, with each of the two or more displayed cells having a slightly different color to form a color gradient that shows constraint graph linkage of the cells. Additional annotations illustrating constraint graph relationships or formulas can also be activated by a transient mouse focus.

Title
Spreadsheet view enhancement system
Application Number
9/98904
Publication Number
6185582 (B2)
Application Date
June 17, 1998
Publication Date
February 6, 2001
Inventor
Takeo Igarashi
Chigasaki
US
Bay Wei Chang
Foster City
CA, US
Jock D Mackinlay
Palo Alto
CA, US
Polle T Zellweger
Palo Alto
CA, US
Assignee
Xerox Corporation
CT, US
IPC
G06F 17/30
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