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Calendar Due Items

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000100557D
Original Publication Date: 1990-May-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Mar-15
Document File: 2 page(s) / 50K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Vincent, JP: AUTHOR

Abstract

Consider a computer calendar system which allows notes for a day to be entered, which also appear when the calendar day is printed. One of the types of entries users of electronic calendars wish to make is for items which are items due to be done or completed on or before a particular day. This method provides an easy way to enter such due item information. A due item is a notation of the form: due:from_whom for_whom what is due where "due" is a tag that identifies the entry as a due item entry; "from_whom" is the name of the person who is to provide the item due; "for_whom" is the name of the person for whom the item is due; "at when" is an optional time during the day when the item is due; and "what is due" is the description of what is due. Refer to the figure.

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Calendar Due Items

       Consider a computer calendar system which allows notes
for a day to be entered, which also appear when the calendar day is
printed.  One of the types of entries users of electronic calendars
wish to make is for items which are items due to be done or completed
on or before a particular day.  This method provides an easy way to
enter such due item information.  A due item is a notation of the
form:
due:from_whom for_whom <at when> what is due
where "due" is a tag that identifies the entry as a due item entry;
"from_whom" is the name of the person who is to provide the item due;
"for_whom" is the name of the person for whom the item is due; "at
when" is an optional time during the day when the item is due; and
"what is due" is the description of what is due.  Refer to the
figure.  This shows a typical page of a printed calendar with due
items. The columns contain the information entered in the due item as
well as room for handwritten notations and for recording when the
item was completed or other notes.

      Additionally, one or more blank due item pages may be requested
and printed to provide additional space for handwritten due items
during the day.

      New to this method are:
      1. a means for easily entering due items using a simple
mnemonic tag.
      2. a means for printing due items in a way that contains the
information about the due item.