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Note Log Name Propagation

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000102639D
Original Publication Date: 1990-Dec-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Mar-17
Document File: 2 page(s) / 75K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Mitchell, KP: AUTHOR [+3]

Abstract

This article describes a methodology where Electronic Office Systems can ease the use of data repositories for office objects. In electronic mail systems, the use of 'Notelogs', 'Named Logs', 'Folders', etc., currently require more effort and better human memory than should be required. This limits the usability of the products and results in under utilization of the office functions. Described herein is a methodology for 'remembering' and 'predicting' repository names.

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Note Log Name Propagation

       This article describes a methodology where Electronic
Office Systems can ease the use of data repositories for office
objects. In electronic mail systems, the use of 'Notelogs', 'Named
Logs', 'Folders', etc., currently require more effort and better
human memory than should be required.  This limits the usability of
the products and results in under utilization of the office
functions.  Described herein is a methodology for 'remembering' and
'predicting' repository names.

      Almost every electronic mail/message system has the ability to
store mail-objects (e.g., Notes, Documents, etc.) into Notelogs,
Folders, File Cabinets, Mail lists, and other types of repositories.
Utilities are usually provided to view, search, and process these
repositories.  For simplicity sake, this article will refer to the
PROFS* naming conventions for these objects (NOTES) and repositories
(NOTELOGs).

      When viewing notes in PROFS mail, the user has the ability to
file the notes in a Notelog.  The default Notelog name in PROFS is
"NOTE".  The user can type over the default to specify the use of a
different Notelog.  Likewise, when sending notes, a copy of the note
is stored in a default Notelog.  This default can be defined by the
user via the CONTROL facility and can be changed when sending a note
via the .LF command.  The problem is that the default is rarely what
is wanted, especially for incoming notes.  When a more meaningful
name is used, it is often forgotten (or remembered incorrectly).
This invariably results in a 'messy' office, cluttered and
unorganized file cabinets, and reduced productivity. The solution
here describes a better implementation for handling and naming these
repositories.

      When sending a note to 20 pe...