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Printing Several User Calendars

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000100983D
Original Publication Date: 1990-Jun-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Mar-16
Document File: 4 page(s) / 146K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Dennis, S: AUTHOR [+2]

Abstract

Consider a computer calendar system which provides a calendar printing function. Current art provides for the printing of a single user's calendar in several different formats, but provides no easy way to print several calendars on a single page.

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Printing Several User Calendars

       Consider a computer calendar system which provides a
calendar printing function.  Current art provides for the printing of
a single user's calendar in several different formats, but provides
no easy way to print several calendars on a single page.

      The proposed method allows for the printing of two or three
calendars in an easy-to-request and easy-to-read format.  Refer to
Fig. 1.  This shows a computer terminal screen that can be used to
specify one, two, or three calendars to print.  Other methods which
can be used are to specify the name of a previously saved list of
calendars to print.  This second method requires the additional step
to save the list, but allows the printing of more than three
calendars.

      When more than three are printed, combinations of two- and
three-calendars per page pages are printed according to this method:
  o For two calendars, print one two-calendar page
  o For three calendars, print one three-calendar page
  o For four calendars, print two two-calendar pages
  o For five or more calendars, print three-calendar pages
     until there are two, three, or four calendars
     remaining, then use one of the three rules above.)

      Refer to Fig. 2.  This is a typical two-calendar page. The name
of each calendar is shown at the top of the column. The events for
this calendar are printed in the column.  A column of lines is
provided for handwritten notes.  Refer to Fig. 3.  This is a typical
three- calendar page.  As for the tw...