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The Order of Calendar Pages

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000100959D
Original Publication Date: 1990-Jun-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Mar-16
Document File: 2 page(s) / 71K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Hoge, RA: AUTHOR [+2]

Abstract

Consider a computer calendar system where a user can request that day, week, month, and year pages be printed in a single request. The day and week pages can cover the same or sequential weeks. When covering the same weeks, the day pages are generally printed before the week pages for the same week. When covering consecutive weeks, the week pages are generally printed for the weeks further out into the future. The month pages generally overlap and extend beyond the period covered by the day and week pages. The year page or pages also generally overlap and extend beyond the period covered by the day, week, and month pages.

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The Order of Calendar Pages

       Consider a computer calendar system where a user can
request that day, week, month, and year pages be printed in a single
request.  The day and week pages can cover the same or sequential
weeks.  When covering the same weeks, the day pages are generally
printed before the week pages for the same week.  When covering
consecutive weeks, the week pages are generally printed for the weeks
further out into the future.  The month pages generally overlap and
extend beyond the period covered by the day and week pages.  The year
page or pages also generally overlap and extend beyond the period
covered by the day, week, and month pages.

      This printing of several different page styles is made more
useful by allowing the user to select the order in which these
different pages are printed.  Some calendar users like to have the
year page as the first page, giving a summary of holidays, birthdays,
other special observances, vacations, etc., before the detail of the
meetings and things to do for the weeks or days.  Others use the year
page as the back page so that the day's events are seen first.  Some
users use the month page as an overview of the days and weeks, while
others use the month pages as the minimum-detail view of the future.
Other reasons are possible for finding a particular sequence of page
types most useful.
      Current art provides no way to specify the page order.

      The new method allows for the cho...