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Omitting the Hour Lines On a Week Calendar

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000100955D
Original Publication Date: 1990-Jun-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Mar-16
Document File: 3 page(s) / 123K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Cookson, BL: AUTHOR [+2]

Abstract

In a manual calendar system having week pages (there are many now available), it is typical to have a "time grid" where events for the week can be handwritten in a position relative to the start and end times of the events. See Fig. 2 showing such a page.

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Omitting the Hour Lines On a Week Calendar

       In a manual calendar system having week pages (there are
many now available), it is typical to have a "time grid" where events
for the week can be handwritten in a position relative to the start
and end times of the events.  See Fig. 2 showing such a page.

      In a computer calendar system which has a print function, the
events are entered into the event data base using some terminal or
other computer process.  This makes the interval lines unnecessary
for the purpose of writing events.  To add an event to the printed
page, the computer calendar user would add the event to the event
data base and then re-print the pages changed.  See Fig. 3.  This
shows a page where the lines are omitted when printing the same data
as in Fig. 2.  For some, the page without lines is cleaner and easier
to see than the page with lines.

      Refer now to Fig. 1.  This shows a typical computer screen used
in the calendar print function where the user can select whether or
not to print the lines.  This method takes these steps:  1) The user
of the calendar print function selects whether or not to print the
lines.  2) This choice is passed to the page print function where the
pages are laid out with or without lines.  3) The week pages are
printed.

      The page without lines is considered to be easier to see and
therefore more useful, without losing any ability to enter events and
place them in the printed page b...