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Post an Addendum to Meeting Notices on the Calendar

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000104262D
Original Publication Date: 1993-Mar-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Mar-19
Document File: 1 page(s) / 48K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Weber, OW: AUTHOR

Abstract

When a meeting notice is posted to the electronic calendar, there is no way to automatically make subsequent updates to that event.

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Post an Addendum to Meeting Notices on the Calendar

      When a meeting notice is posted to the electronic calendar,
there is no way to automatically make subsequent updates to that
event.

      To best illustrate this idea, consider the following example:
Suppose John has scheduled three weekly meetings in July for Project
A, which occur on July 7, 14, and 21.  There are a total of 40 items
on the agenda for all 4 meetings, with an average of ten items to be
covered at each one, depending on attendance and time constraints.
Bill receives the meeting notice from John and posts the meetings to
his calendar.  Bill is only interested in item 35 on the agenda, but
he isn't sure during which meeting that item will be covered.  He
feels sure they won't get to it until the last meeting so he doesn't
attend the July 7 or 14 meetings.  He attends the July 21 meeting,
only to find out that all items except 25, 39, and 40 have already
been covered.  Item 35 was covered during the July 14 meeting ,
without Bill's input.

      This idea allows John to be able to send an addendum for
meetings and update the calendar entries for meeting notices he has
already sent.  In this example, after the July 7 meeting, he selects
the July 14 calendar event, and then selects the ADDENDUM pulldown or
icon.  This causes an addendum entry panel to be displayed, into
which John types, "During the July 7 meeting, we were unexpectedly
able to cover items 1 through 21.  On July 14, we...