Patent Number: 7,712,018

Title: Selecting and formatting warped text

Abstract: Selecting and formatting warped text is disclosed. Text effects such as an underline effect and/or a strikethrough effect may be transformed along with rectangular text to form a warped text element. In such a situation, the text effects are warped with the characters of the text. Also, warped text may be accurately selected or "hit." The coordinates of a selection of warped text are inversely transformed to map the selection to the rectangular text. The inverse transform provides an accurate manner to determine the scope and location of the selection. When the scope and location are determined, the graphical representation of the selection may be transformed to provide a user with an accurate representation of a warped selection.

Inventors: Brown; Sara Melanie (Palo Alto, CA), Zhang; Dachuan (Sunnyvale, CA), Schoeller; Jonathan Patrick (Mountain View, CA), Arvold; Michael John (Seattle, WA)

Assignee: Microsoft Corporation

International Classification: G06F 17/00 (20060101)

Expiration Date: 5/04/12018