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Note Acknowledgement Posted to Note Log

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000061351D
Original Publication Date: 1986-Jul-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Mar-09
Document File: 1 page(s) / 11K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Kelley, SA: AUTHOR

Abstract

This enhancement is applicable to the PROFS Program Product and expands the note acknowledgment function by marking the actual notes as acknowledgments are received. In the current product, if a user requests an acknowledgment on a note sent while in the Send Note function, the acknowledgment returns to the sender as a separate note in the user's electronic in-basket or "Open the Mail" function. This design causes confusion to the user when trying to correlate the acknowledgement note with the original note sent since, to confirm which note was received, he needs to remember the date and time referenced in the acknowledgment, then exit the "Mail" function and enter the Note log to identify the referenced note. With this enhancement the acknowledgment would be posted back to the original note in the note log.

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Note Acknowledgement Posted to Note Log

This enhancement is applicable to the PROFS Program Product and expands the note acknowledgment function by marking the actual notes as acknowledgments are received. In the current product, if a user requests an acknowledgment on a note sent while in the Send Note function, the acknowledgment returns to the sender as a separate note in the user's electronic in-basket or "Open the Mail" function. This design causes confusion to the user when trying to correlate the acknowledgement note with the original note sent since, to confirm which note was received, he needs to remember the date and time referenced in the acknowledgment, then exit the "Mail" function and enter the Note log to identify the referenced note. With this enhancement the acknowledgment would be posted back to the original note in the note log. This would be accomplished by marking the note on the look at the note log screen of the PROFS program product. This will save the user having to correlate the note in the note log and the corresponding acknowledgment when verifying that a particular note was received. A notice that the note was received could also be written into the original note itself as a footnote so that a printout of the note originally sent would also show when it was received and could constitute probative evidence of receipt and even time and date of receipt. Using this approach will allow a user to view the note log and immediately determine ...