Lotus menu


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Lotus menu

The menu introduced with Lotus 1-2-3 that became a de facto standard, especially in DOS apps. The Lotus menu is a row of words, each of which is an option that can be selected by highlighting it and pressing Enter or by pressing the first letter of the word. When the word is highlighted, an explanation line is displayed directly above or below it. See Lotus 1-2-3 and Lotus.


A Lotus Menu
Lotus menu explanations always appeared directly below the menu item currently selected, providing a form of context sensitive help.
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This approach, he said, "would not automatically protect Borland if it had simply copied the Lotus menu (using different codes), contributed nothing of its own, and resold Lotus under the Borland label." Lotus, 49 F.3d at 821 (Boudin, J., concurring).
If Borland had produced a superior spreadsheet program that merely permitted experienced 1-2-3 users to continue to benefit from their own investments, perhaps its use of the Lotus menus should be privileged.
The CoWorks menu structure is a typical {MENUBRANCH} array, completely parallel to the Lotus menu but specific to the array of CoWorks commands.