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User Tailorable Calendar Event Reminder

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000061694D
Original Publication Date: 1986-Sep-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Mar-09
Document File: 1 page(s) / 11K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Kelley, SA: AUTHOR [+2]

Abstract

This enhancement binds the calendar and reminder functions of the PROFS Program Product. It also allows the user control over that function in both an individual and global perspective. As the use of calendars grows, so does the need for a reminder function incorporated with the calendar events. Just because an event is scheduled on a user's calendar does not mean he will remember the time, subject, and location of the meeting. In known applications of computer calendars, either a user is not reminded (by a system message) of an event occurrence on his schedule or he is always reminded of every event. He is reminded by way of a system message which is displayed at the event start time.

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User Tailorable Calendar Event Reminder

This enhancement binds the calendar and reminder functions of the PROFS Program Product. It also allows the user control over that function in both an individual and global perspective. As the use of calendars grows, so does the need for a reminder function incorporated with the calendar events. Just because an event is scheduled on a user's calendar does not mean he will remember the time, subject, and location of the meeting. In known applications of computer calendars, either a user is not reminded (by a system message) of an event occurrence on his schedule or he is always reminded of every event. He is reminded by way of a system message which is displayed at the event start time. With this enhancement, the user indicates whether or not he wants to be reminded of a scheduled event when he places the event on his schedule (or he may indicate he wants to add a reminder for an event already scheduled on his calendar). If he so indicates, a screen is displayed where he may choose how many times he wants to be reminded and at what time interval. These values may have user-defined defaults. The application would use the indicated values and the event start time to set up remind messages to be shown to the user at the appropriate times. For example, after entering a meeting notice on his schedule for a certain time, a user may indicate he wishes a reminder of the meeting 15 minutes before the scheduled time. If the reminder f...