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Selectable Calendar Grid Size

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000100245D
Original Publication Date: 1990-Mar-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Mar-15
Document File: 4 page(s) / 136K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Ferguson, DA, Jr: AUTHOR [+2]

Abstract

A method is proposed for requesting and providing a selectable day page calendar grid.

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Selectable Calendar Grid Size

       A method is proposed for requesting and providing a
selectable day page calendar grid.

      Consider a computer calendar system which provides a printed
calendar.  A typical page for a day will have lines which represents
the hours of the day, sometimes lined at 15- or 30-minute intervals.
It may also contain areas for other calendar data, for example lists
of things to do, notes, and check boxes.  In typical use, a printed
calendar contains computer-printed data and places for hand-printed
data.  The computer-printed data is legible at a smaller print size
than typical hand-printed information.  There is therefore a
trade-off between the smaller area required for computer-printed data
and a larger area required for hand-printed data.

      Refer to at Fig. 1.  It shows a typical page of a
computer-printed calendar.  The hour-ruled section at the left of the
pages is called the grid.  The numbered lines at the right of the
page are called collectively the "to do" section.  In Fig. 1, the
grid is just large enough to contain the computer-printed data,
making the "to do" section as large as possible giving maximum room
for hand-printed information.  Referring to Fig. 2, the grid is
one-third larger, allowing additional room for hand-printed grid
entries.  Having more room in the grid or in the "to do" section is a
matter of personal choice and working style.  Referring to Fig. 3, a
screen by which a computer calendar user can choose the larger or
smaller grid is shown.

      This new method takes these steps:
1. The size of...