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User Selection of Calendar Print Range

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000100133D
Original Publication Date: 1990-Mar-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Mar-15
Document File: 3 page(s) / 98K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Vincent, JP: AUTHOR

Abstract

A method is provided where the user of a calendar system can select the range of times which print on the grid-format of a printed calendar.

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User Selection of Calendar Print Range

       A method is provided where the user of a calendar system
can select the range of times which print on the grid-format of a
printed calendar.

      Consider a computer calendar application which maintains a data
base of calendar events.  The events consist of an optional start
time, an optional end time, and a description.  Current art provides
for the printing of the events for one or more days of events.  The
current art prints the output in a list or fixed-grid format.  The
list format arranges the events in date and time order, often with
header information, such as one or more traditional block-format
months.  The grid format inserts the events into a grid of equal time
intervals, generally 15 or 30 minutes.  See Fig. 1 for an example of
the grid format output.

      The current art fixes the starting hour for the grid. This
makes the grid format output less useful for a user who works or
prefers a different grid start time.  Users who work at night will
have all their events shown in the "later events" section of the
printed calendar.  Similarly, those who start work at an
early-morning hour, or usually have early morning flights, breakfast
meetings, or other events find the fixed starting hour of the grid a
problem.

      In the proposed method, each user may set his or her own grid
start time.  In the recommended implementation, this will be saved as
an integer in a user-set collection of defa...