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Selectable Monthly Calendar Display

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000041450D
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

Providing a monthly advance field on a monthly calendar screen and structuring a software system to permit date keying against the field allows for multiple month advances without leaving a calendar screen, and without rippling through intervening months. In the area of software applications for computerized calendaring, it is desirable to display a monthly calendar with notes for daily events during the month shown in an abbreviated manner. The monthly calendar is generally presented on the screen in the form of a grid of day blocks arranged in seven columns and six rows. In each block is a number representing the day of the month, and abbreviations for events scheduled for that day. Most applications allow a user to switch from one month to the next (or previous) by depressing a programmable key.

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Selectable Monthly Calendar Display

Providing a monthly advance field on a monthly calendar screen and structuring a software system to permit date keying against the field allows for multiple month advances without leaving a calendar screen, and without rippling through intervening months. In the area of software applications for computerized calendaring, it is desirable to display a monthly calendar with notes for daily events during the month shown in an abbreviated manner. The monthly calendar is generally presented on the screen in the form of a grid of day blocks arranged in seven columns and six rows. In each block is a number representing the day of the month, and abbreviations for events scheduled for that day. Most applications allow a user to switch from one month to the next (or previous) by depressing a programmable key. That is, one programmable key will serve the function of changing the display to the next month's calendar. However, this is not a rapid and efficient manner of advancing or digressing through several months, or even years, at once. This can only be accomplished by leaving the monthly calendar screen, typing in the date of the desired calendar, and depressing the key to display the new monthly calendar. These laborious tasks are overcome by providing a new field on the monthly calendar display. Against this field the user may key in a new date, and have the monthly calendar for the new date displayed immediately, without having to le...