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Method of Editing Times and to Do List on a Personal Computer

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000038405D
Original Publication Date: 1987-Jan-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Jan-31
Document File: 1 page(s) / 12K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Grafe, RJ: AUTHOR [+4]

Abstract

A method is described to allow the user to modify or add times appearing in the day mode of a scheduler and to have lines with no times on them to use in entering information such as a To Do List. The user may insert text only lines and modify or add times, in any order, in the day mode of the Scheduler without affecting scheduler processing (e.g., setting an alarm). In the day mode of the scheduler, the user is presented with a screen. If it is a new day, the default start and stop times and time increment are used to generate an initial screen. Once the user has entered data, the schedule is saved to diskette and is re-displayed each time the user selects that date. The cursor is positioned on the first line of the schedule in column nine.

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Method of Editing Times and to Do List on a Personal Computer

A method is described to allow the user to modify or add times appearing in the day mode of a scheduler and to have lines with no times on them to use in entering information such as a To Do List. The user may insert text only lines and modify or add times, in any order, in the day mode of the Scheduler without affecting scheduler processing (e.g., setting an alarm). In the day mode of the scheduler, the user is presented with a screen. If it is a new day, the default start and stop times and time increment are used to generate an initial screen. Once the user has entered data, the schedule is saved to diskette and is re-displayed each time the user selects that date. The cursor is positioned on the first line of the schedule in column nine. Column nine is one character past where a valid time may be entered and is returned to whenever Enter is pressed or a line is added or deleted. This prevents unintended erasure of a time field. A blank line is provided for the user to enter data not associated with a particular time; this is called a To Do entry. To enter more To Do entries, the user presses Control- Enter to insert a blank line and types the entry; a To Do entry may also be created by erasing the time on an appointment line. Times on an appointment line may be changed by cursoring to the time field and typing in the desired time. Times may be added by pressing Control-Enter, cursoring to the time...