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Choosing to Print Consecutive Weeks

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000100950D
Original Publication Date: 1990-Jun-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Mar-16
Document File: 2 page(s) / 73K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Ferguson, DA: AUTHOR [+2]

Abstract

Current calendar art allows for the printing of consecutive weeks of a computer calendar, in one of several page styles: a day on each page; a week on one, two, or three pages; a month on one or two pages, etc.

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Choosing to Print Consecutive Weeks

       Current calendar art allows for the printing of
consecutive weeks of a computer calendar, in one of several page
styles: a day on each page; a week on one, two, or three pages; a
month on one or two pages, etc.

      A typical need in printed calendars is to provide different
levels of details for calendars depending on the distance into the
future.  The current week is most useful when printed in maximum
detail, say, a 15- or 30-minute interval on one or even two pages per
day, while a week six months into the future may be used useful when
printed in a one-page month format.  Current art would require
different calendar print requests for each different page format
required.

      The proposed method solves this problem by allowing the user of
the calendar print function to choose the style of the page for each
consecutive week.  Refer to the figure. This shows a computer
terminal screen where the user can select the start date of a number
of weeks to print three formats: day, week, and month.  The first
number, the number of weeks to print in the day format, causes weeks,
starting at the requested start date, to be printed in day format. (A
zero here is interpreted as a request to print no weeks in day
format.)  The second number, the number of weeks to print in week
format, causes weeks, starting at the start date plus the first
number of weeks, to be printed in week format.  The third number, the
number of...