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Printing Extra Pages for a Calendar Week in Various Formats

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000100945D
Original Publication Date: 1990-Jun-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Mar-16
Document File: 7 page(s) / 204K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Ferguson, DA: AUTHOR [+2]

Abstract

Consider a computer calendar system which provides the printing of a week's events in a traditional "grid" format. Current art provides a column for each day of the week, where a page contains two or three columns. To contain the events for the week, these pages are necessarily compact and full. Refer to Fig. 2. This shows a three-column week page. Notice that there is little room to write notations below the columns. This format, while compact, is not useful for managing the things that need to be done during the week.

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Printing Extra Pages for a Calendar Week in Various Formats

       Consider a computer calendar system which provides the
printing of a week's events in a traditional "grid" format. Current
art provides a column for each day of the week, where a page contains
two or three columns.  To contain the events for the week, these
pages are necessarily compact and full.  Refer to Fig. 2.  This shows
a three-column week page.  Notice that there is little room to write
notations below the columns.  This format, while compact, is not
useful for managing the things that need to be done during the week.

      An improvement is an ability to print for each week, a number
of additional pages in formats suited to notes, things to do, people
to call, and tasks due during the week.

      Refer to Fig. 1.  This shows a computer terminal screen where
the user can select to print additional pages for the week in five
formats.  The first format is one of the user's own determination:
the top and bottom sections of the page can be different page styles,
chosen from Notes, Things to Do, People to Call, and Things Due, and
where the percentage of the page to use in the top style can be set
between 25% and 75%.  The next four formats are full-page of the
above four page styles.  The user can mix these five page formats in
any way desired. For example, a user who needs to make a lot of notes
and manage a lot of things to do, and some but not many calls and
due dates, may choos...