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Selecting a Daily Calendar From a Monthly Calendar

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000041449D
Original Publication Date: 1984-Jan-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Feb-02
Document File: 1 page(s) / 11K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Vincent, JP: AUTHOR [+2]

Abstract

Tying a programmable function key to a distinguished day in a displayed monthly calendar permits a display presentation of a corresponding detailed daily schedule with a single keystroke. With a computer display of a monthly schedule, where each day's events are presented in an abbreviated manner, it is desirable to distinguish a current date from the remainder of the days in the month. This is by highlighting, blinking, etc. It is also desirable, then, for a user to be able to switch the monthly display to a display of the current day's schedule with a minimum of keying. By assigning the function to one of the programmable function keys, a single key will suffice for obtaining a daily schedule from a monthly display.

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Selecting a Daily Calendar From a Monthly Calendar

Tying a programmable function key to a distinguished day in a displayed monthly calendar permits a display presentation of a corresponding detailed daily schedule with a single keystroke. With a computer display of a monthly schedule, where each day's events are presented in an abbreviated manner, it is desirable to distinguish a current date from the remainder of the days in the month. This is by highlighting, blinking, etc. It is also desirable, then, for a user to be able to switch the monthly display to a display of the current day's schedule with a minimum of keying. By assigning the function to one of the programmable function keys, a single key will suffice for obtaining a daily schedule from a monthly display. This will avoid the need of keying in the current date and depressing a key to request the current date's schedule.

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