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Custom Calendar Pages

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000100661D
Original Publication Date: 1990-May-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Mar-16
Document File: 4 page(s) / 133K

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. These notes typically take several forms to provide for such various uses as to-do items, people to call, items due to be completed, or simple diary notations. The current art provides for different page styles to contain these different calendar entry types. Refer to Figs 1A and 1B showing four different full-page styles for calendar notes: a notes page for simple notations; a to-do page for listing things to do; a call page for phone calls to make; and a due page for items due on or before the calendar date.

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Custom Calendar Pages

       Consider a computer calendar system which allows notes
for a day to be entered, which also appear when the calendar day is
printed.  These notes typically take several forms to provide for
such various uses as to-do items, people to call, items due to be
completed, or simple diary notations. The current art provides for
different page styles to contain these different calendar entry
types.  Refer to Figs 1A and 1B showing four different full-page
styles for calendar notes: a notes page for simple notations; a to-do
page for listing things to do; a call page for phone calls to make;
and a due page for items due on or before the calendar date.

      For some users, a full page of any of these styles is more than
is needed.  At the same time, these users will find need for more
than one of these page styles.  A method for allowing these users to
select two or more from a catalog of available page styles makes the
printed calendar more useful.  Refer to Fig. 2.  This shows a
computer terminal screen by which a user can choose two page styles
selected from "call," "due," "to-do," and two note styles, lined,
called "note" and quadrile ruled, called "quad."  In addition to
choosing the styles, this screen also allows the user to select the
relative size of the page sections allotted to each style.  This
choice is made in terms of percent of the page to be used by the
"top" style, the remainder of the page to be used by the "bottom"
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