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Electronic Note Preformatting Procedure

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000036089D
Original Publication Date: 1989-Sep-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Jan-28
Document File: 3 page(s) / 121K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Harris, J: AUTHOR [+3]

Abstract

This invention provides a technique by which a host system can resolve the subject, reference, sender, recipient, and copylist of a note prior to actually typing the text of the note.

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Electronic Note Preformatting Procedure

This invention provides a technique by which a host system can resolve the subject, reference, sender, recipient, and copylist of a note prior to actually typing the text of the note.

With this invention, the AS/400 user can see exactly how the note he is typing will appear when it is sent. He can see to whom it will be sent, any subject and/or reference information, and the names of the people that will be copied on the note.

This AS/400 has special instructions, called Note Data Fields, that are used to mark the location where specific note information is to be placed when the note is sent. There are unique Note Data Fields

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for RECIPIENT, SENDER, SUBJECT, REFERENCE, and COPYLIST. When the sender of a note enters the subject, reference, recipient, and copylist information, this information is saved into special data records that are used later when resolving the Note Data Fields.

This invention provides a new function (called note preformatting) that allows the AS/400 Note Data Fields to be resolved before the Note Edit display is presented to the user. This preformatting process allows the AS/400 notes function to present a more accurate picture of how the note will look when it is actually sent.

A flowchart of the invention is shown in Figs. 1 - 3.

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