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Using a Monthly Calendar Screen As a Main Menu

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000041451D
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

Assigning main menu programmable keys to a monthly calendar permits the use of the monthly calendar as a main menu. Most multi-screen software applications have a main menu as an introductory screen from which one can select most of the major functions of the application. Calendaring applications are generally no different. From the main menu a user can select different calendaring functions, such as displaying a daily schedule, displaying a monthly schedule, printing a schedule, scheduling a meeting, etc. Many users, however, prefer to have a monthly calendar displayed on their terminal throughout the day. It is advantageous, then, to have the same functions available from the monthly calendar as are available from the main menu.

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Using a Monthly Calendar Screen As a Main Menu

Assigning main menu programmable keys to a monthly calendar permits the use of the monthly calendar as a main menu. Most multi-screen software applications have a main menu as an introductory screen from which one can select most of the major functions of the application. Calendaring applications are generally no different. From the main menu a user can select different calendaring functions, such as displaying a daily schedule, displaying a monthly schedule, printing a schedule, scheduling a meeting, etc. Many users, however, prefer to have a monthly calendar displayed on their terminal throughout the day. It is advantageous, then, to have the same functions available from the monthly calendar as are available from the main menu. This is provided by assigning the same programmable keys for the monthly calendar display as are assigned to the main calendar menu. Thus, other calendar functions are available directly from the monthly display, and one does not have to leave the monthly display to choose other calendar functions.

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