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Calendar Masks

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000042397D
Original Publication Date: 1984-May-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Feb-03
Document File: 1 page(s) / 11K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Vincent, JP: AUTHOR [+2]

Abstract

In a computer calendaring application having a meeting scheduling function, scheduling time is reduced and more meeting organizer control is imparted by limiting eligible event times to a time or day as specified by the organizer of the meeting. Consider a computer scheduling application in which the organizer of a meeting specifies the names of the desired attendees, the length of the meeting desired, and an acceptable range of dates when the meeting is to take place. In this application, eligible dates and times are determined and presented to the organizer for selection. Flexibility is imparted to the application by allowing the organizer of the event to limit the list of available times to, for example, a specific day of the week or time of day.

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Calendar Masks

In a computer calendaring application having a meeting scheduling function, scheduling time is reduced and more meeting organizer control is imparted by limiting eligible event times to a time or day as specified by the organizer of the meeting. Consider a computer scheduling application in which the organizer of a meeting specifies the names of the desired attendees, the length of the meeting desired, and an acceptable range of dates when the meeting is to take place. In this application, eligible dates and times are determined and presented to the organizer for selection. Flexibility is imparted to the application by allowing the organizer of the event to limit the list of available times to, for example, a specific day of the week or time of day. Schedules are then defined and associated not with users of the calendar facility, but rather with specific time periods. For example, a schedule called "MONDAY" will have events scheduled for all time periods Tuesday through Sunday, and none on Monday. "PM" will have events every morning and none in the afternoon. In this manner, if the organizer of the meeting simply includes MONDAY in the selection specification, only Mondays when all attendees are available will be presented. Similarly, if MONDAY and PM are specified, only Monday afternoons are presented.

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