Dismiss
InnovationQ will be updated on Sunday, Oct. 22, from 10am ET - noon. You may experience brief service interruptions during that time.
Browse Prior Art Database

CALENDAR Function for Text System

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000042481D
Original Publication Date: 1984-May-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Feb-03
Document File: 2 page(s) / 87K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Jordan, MB: AUTHOR [+2]

Abstract

Office personnel are required to maintain and adhere to various calendars for meetings, appointments, follow-ups, reminders, etc. Occasionally these commitments are made by secretaries for principals, by principals for themselves (or for other principals). Whoever is making the appointments must ensure that there is no conflict with other commitments. Described is a facility for maintaining various calendars on a text or data processing system. Calendars may be reviewed by authorized persons at any keyboard/display terminal on the system. When the user wishes to access a particular calendar, the "CALENDAR" button is pressed which results in a display of the current month (Fig. 1), as presented by a typical wall calendar. The current week (e.g.

This text was extracted from a PDF file.
At least one non-text object (such as an image or picture) has been suppressed.
This is the abbreviated version, containing approximately 52% of the total text.

Page 1 of 2

CALENDAR Function for Text System

Office personnel are required to maintain and adhere to various calendars for meetings, appointments, follow-ups, reminders, etc. Occasionally these commitments are made by secretaries for principals, by principals for themselves (or for other principals). Whoever is making the appointments must ensure that there is no conflict with other commitments. Described is a facility for maintaining various calendars on a text or data processing system. Calendars may be reviewed by authorized persons at any keyboard/display terminal on the system. When the user wishes to access a particular calendar, the "CALENDAR" button is pressed which results in a display of the current month (Fig. 1), as presented by a typical wall calendar. The current week (e.g., the present week of the month) is selected and highlighted by the system via a default feature. The user can override this selection with the cursor key, for example, if he chooses to review another week of the month. If the user wishes to see the previous or next month's calendar, he can press a designated numerical selection button (guided by system prompts) which results in a new month being displayed. He may also key in any other month of any other year for review. Once the user selects the week which he wishes to review, the ENTER key results in a display of the calendars which can be accessed (Fig. 2). The user then selects a specific calendar and the weeks' events displayed correspond to the week the user selected previously (Fig. 3). The user may review any calendar which he has access to and may modify some calendars for which he has authorization. If the calendar exceeds one screen size, the user my scr...