Patent Number: 7,089,500

Title: Wizard user interface providing interim system product generation and reversion during wizard traversal

Abstract: A wizard user interface generates an interim system product during forward traversal of the wizard's pages and causes the generated interim system product to revert (i.e. be restored to a condition associated with a previous wizard page) during backward traversal of the wizard's pages. Advancing to a next page of the wizard causes a system product to be generated. The generated interim product is application dependent and may comprise one or more components, such as a generated electronic file or an amendment to an existing file for example, which are not merely by-products of the wizard mechanism. Backtracking to a previous wizard page causes the generated interim system product to revert. The wizard user interface allows observation of, and interaction with, the generated interim system product by the user prior to wizard completion.

Inventors: Li; Jin (Toronto, CA)

Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation

International Classification: G06F 3/00 (20060101); G06F 3/14 (20060101); G06F 9/455 (20060101)

Expiration Date: 8/08/02018