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Calendar Menu Bypass Exec

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000061741D
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

Good, GW: AUTHOR [+4]

Abstract

This application allows a user to bypass certain calendar screens of the PROFS Program Product when accessing the calendar function. Users often want to reach specific sub-screens of the calendar function. To do this they must first wade through several menu screens before actually reaching the calendar screen they want. A program is provided that allows a user to type a command to invoke one of several electronic calendar functions instead of choosing an option from a main menu. A user can use a command to see his own or someone else's daily schedule, the schedules for several days in a row, or the schedules for a whole month in a grid format. He can also use a command to see several different schedules at a time (for example, all conference rooms or all the people in a department).

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Calendar Menu Bypass Exec

This application allows a user to bypass certain calendar screens of the PROFS Program Product when accessing the calendar function. Users often want to reach specific sub-screens of the calendar function. To do this they must first wade through several menu screens before actually reaching the calendar screen they want. A program is provided that allows a user to type a command to invoke one of several electronic calendar functions instead of choosing an option from a main menu. A user can use a command to see his own or someone else's daily schedule, the schedules for several days in a row, or the schedules for a whole month in a grid format. He can also use a command to see several different schedules at a time (for example, all conference rooms or all the people in a department). The command can be set to be executed only at certain times of the day. This is useful if the user wants to see his schedule only when he logs on the computer system in the morning, but not later in the day. With this enhancement users can now automatically access the menus they choose and bypass the menus they do not wish to see.

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