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Calendar To-Do Items

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000100563D
Original Publication Date: 1990-May-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Mar-15
Document File: 3 page(s) / 81K

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 are for items which are to-do on or before a particular day. This method provides an easy way to enter such to-do item information. A to-do item is a notation of the form: todo:what is to be done where "todo" is a tag that identifies the entry as a to-do item entry. Refer to the figure. This shows a typical page of a printed calendar with to-do items. The columns contain the information entered in the to-do item as well as room for handwritten notations and for checking the item as completed.

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Calendar To-Do 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 are for items which are to-do on or before a particular
day.  This method provides an easy way to enter such to-do item
information.  A to-do item is a notation of the form: todo:what is to
be done
where "todo" is a tag that identifies the entry as a to-do item
entry.  Refer to the figure.  This shows a typical page of a printed
calendar with to-do items.  The columns contain the information
entered in the to-do item as well as room for handwritten notations
and for checking the item as completed.

      Additionally, one or more blank to-do item pages may be
requested and printed to provide additional space for handwritten
to-do items during the day.  Refer to Figure 2. This shows a typical
screen by which the user can request additional to-do item pages.

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