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Forwarding Posted Calendar Events

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000104747D
Original Publication Date: 1993-May-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Mar-19
Document File: 1 page(s) / 34K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Weber, OW: AUTHOR

Abstract

When a meeting notice is posted to the electronic calendar, and the note is discarded, the user cannot then automatically send a notice of that meeting to another user, even though it is currently contained in the calendar.

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Forwarding Posted Calendar Events

      When a meeting notice is posted to the electronic calendar, and
the note is discarded, the user cannot then automatically send a
notice of that meeting to another user, even though it is currently
contained in the calendar.

      When a meeting notice is received in the inbasket, it can be
automatically posted to the calendar by pressing the appropriate PF
Key, and the note can be discarded.  However, the user cannot
automatically send a notice of that meeting to another user.  Since
the original meeting notice was discarded, the user would have to go
back into the calendar and type in the meeting notice and then send
it, even though it currently appears on the calendar.

      This system allows the user to select any calendar event, and
then select the SEND pulldown or icon to automatically send the event
to another user.  When this feature is invoked, the user is presented
with the Send Meeting Notice panel with all fields already filled in,
according to the contents of the selected event.  The date, start
time, stop time, location, requestor, and comments are all identical
to those of the selected event.  In addition, a FORWARDED BY field
shows the name of this user.  The user may then select Send, and the
event will appear in the recipient's inbasket, ready to post to the
calendar.

      Since the normal practice is to discard a meeting notice once
it has been posted to the calendar, this system supplies a...