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compound document

[‚käm‚pau̇nd ′däk·yə·mənt]
(computer science)
A document that contains two or more different data structures, such as text, graphics, and sound.

compound document

A single document that contains a combination of data structures such as text, graphics, spreadsheets, sound and video clips. The document may embed the additional data types or reference external files by pointers of some kind. SGML and HTML are examples of compound document formats. See OLE.
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JPEG2000-Matched MRC Compression of Compound Documents. Proceedings of the IEEE International Conference on Image Processing, volume (3), pp.
This allows for combining the reduced feature sets of several tools to create more complex compound documents, i.e., documents consisting of many smaller documents that are handled by the same or separate tools.
Many organizations may not yet be immersed in compound documents, rich media and content that contains multiple objects in radically different formats.
In early 1996 Microsoft renamed some parts of OLE relating to the Internet ActiveX, and then gradually renamed all OLE technologies as ActiveX, except compound document technology as used in Microsoft Office.
The individual components of the compound document, such as product descriptions, installation instructions, warranty statements, pricing, and support policies, are packaged as needed and can be automatically routed to the appropriate function within the organization (sales, order processing, inventory control, customer service, and accounting) as well as to corporate Web sites.
A compound document is a tool for organizing components that serves as a framework for integrating the visual and containment relationships between cooperating components.
Experiences in setting up, organizing, and searching a large database of articles in several compound document forms are described.
Although elements may still be considered, other proposed models such as Compound Document Architecture and Standard Graphic Markup Language were not adopted for working models owing to a need to directly and simply deal with layout.
Users won't retrieve a spreadsheet or edit a word processor file; instead, they'll type (or handwrite) numbers into a compound document that's linked (with the help of intelligent agents) to other compound documents across a network.
The concept of Mixed Raster Content describes a compound document image as being composed of several layers, each containing a part of its visual information.
In view of these circumstances the KDE Project has developed a compound document application framework, implementing the latest advances in framework technology and positioning itself in direct competition to such popular development frameworks as for example Microsoft's MFC/COM/ActiveX technology.