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Display Real Names of Attendees in Group Scheduling

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000061748D
Original Publication Date: 1986-Sep-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Mar-09
Document File: 1 page(s) / 12K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Good, GW: AUTHOR [+4]

Abstract

This invention allows the user to see the real names of the attendees before scheduling a meeting using the PROFS Program Product. Because the calendar function allows the typing of userids, nicknames, and distribution lists, the user is not always completely sure the name typed is the desired individual or, when later viewing the list, is unable to identify the individual from his user ID. With this invention, the user can press a key to display the real names of users specified by user ID for a group meeting. This function can also be used to expand distribution lists so that user IDs and real names are displayed for each person in the distribution list.

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Display Real Names of Attendees in Group Scheduling

This invention allows the user to see the real names of the attendees before scheduling a meeting using the PROFS Program Product. Because the calendar function allows the typing of userids, nicknames, and distribution lists, the user is not always completely sure the name typed is the desired individual or, when later viewing the list, is unable to identify the individual from his user ID. With this invention, the user can press a key to display the real names of users specified by user ID for a group meeting. This function can also be used to expand distribution lists so that user IDs and real names are displayed for each person in the distribution list. That way, the user scheduling the meeting can not only see the names of everyone in the distribution list before requesting the application to search for a meeting time, but he can also change the names that were in the list on the group-scheduling screen. The user types in the user IDs of the people with whom he wants to schedule a meeting. He can also type a distribution list name that contains the list of attendees. When he presses the ENTER key, the application expands the list and resolves the IDs so that real names are shown next to each ID. Then, the user can verify that the IDs were correct, or change the list of attendees without having to change the distribution list itself. Once he is satisfied with the list of attendees, the user presses a function...