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Selecting a Time Slot Makes Text Area Scroll

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000034550D
Original Publication Date: 1989-Mar-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Jan-27
Document File: 3 page(s) / 152K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Berkson, SP: AUTHOR [+4]

Abstract

This article describes a method for immediately accessing calendar event text that cannot be seen on the screen at a given time. Assume that a user has an electronic calendar that shows all of his/her daily events, and also shows when the user has free time and busy time for that day. Refer to Fig. 1 while reading the following brief description of the panel. o The Free Time / Busy Time Area (Image Omitted) oThe left side of the panel is the area that shows when the user has free time and busy time. Each line represents a range of time. If the range of time is 30 minutes, then each line represents 30 minutes of time. So, the 9:00am line represents time from 9:00am to 9:30am.

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Selecting a Time Slot Makes Text Area Scroll

This article describes a method for immediately accessing calendar event text that cannot be seen on the screen at a given time. Assume that a user has an electronic calendar that shows all of his/her daily events, and also shows when the user has free time and busy time for that day. Refer to Fig. 1 while reading the following brief description of the panel. o The Free Time / Busy Time Area

(Image Omitted)

oThe left side of the panel is the area that shows

when the

user has free time and busy time. Each line

represents a

range of time. If the range of time is 30

minutes, then each

line represents 30 minutes of time. So, the

9:00am line

represents time from 9:00am to 9:30am. The user

can scroll

this area from midnight to midnight for the day

he/she is

viewing.

The vertical bars beside the times represent

events on the

user's calendar. The top of the bar corresponds

with the

time the event starts, and the bottom of the bar

corresponds

with the time the event ends. Two or more bars on

a line

mean that the user has more than one event

scheduled for

that time.

o The Event Text Area The right side and largest

area on the screen is the text area where the user

can see and/or change his/her calendar events. The

user can scroll this area to see all of the daily

events in the list. The user can add, delete,

move, copy, change, and recur events from this

section of the panel. Changes made in this area

will be reflected appropriately in the Free Time /

Busy Time area. The user may...