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Month Event Time Printing

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000100973D
Original Publication Date: 1990-Jun-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Mar-16
Document File: 3 page(s) / 126K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Vincent, JP: AUTHOR

Abstract

Consider a computer calendar system which will print monthly calendar pages. The traditional problem with the month pages is that the area for print is substantially smaller than for either the day or week page formats. In many cases, the entire day must fit in a rectangle less than 50mm on each side. Even using a small font, this allows room for only 10-15 lines of 40-50 characters for each day. In many cases, the description of a calendar event is larger than this length, requiring either truncation or additional lines.

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Month Event Time Printing

       Consider a computer calendar system which will print
monthly calendar pages.  The traditional problem with the month pages
is that the area for print is substantially smaller than for either
the day or week page formats.  In many cases, the entire day must fit
in a rectangle less than 50mm on each side.  Even using a small font,
this allows room for only 10-15 lines of 40-50 characters for each
day.  In many cases, the description of a calendar event is larger
than this length, requiring either truncation or additional lines.

      The proposed method is to allow the user to choose whether or
not to print the times of the events when printing a month calendar.
When the times are printed, the amount of description is reduced by
the space taken by the formatted time.  When the times are not
printed, this space is available for additional description length.

      Refer to Fig. 1.  This shows the typical screen which
implements the method.  The user may choose "TIMES" to have the
events printed or "NOTIMES" to suppress printing them. Refer to Fig.
2.  This shows a typical month page printed with times.  Refer to
Fig. 3.  This shows the same month printed without times; notice that
additional length available for event descriptions.

      This method is new in these ways: 1) A screen is provided for
the user to choose whether or not to print the times.  2) When
selected to print the times, the times are printed in...