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Calendar Event New Line Character

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000107140D
Original Publication Date: 1992-Jan-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Mar-21
Document File: 2 page(s) / 53K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Lopatka, AB: AUTHOR [+2]

Abstract

A method is given for formatting calendar lines for print differently than the same lines formatted for display.

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Calendar Event New Line Character

       A method is given for formatting calendar lines for print
differently than the same lines formatted for display.

      Consider a computer calendar system which allows users to enter
calendar events into a computer display screen. In current art, it is
possible to selectively display or print event lines, but it is not
possible to select the line formatting for printed lines.
Specifically, the typical calendar display screen provides for 60-80
characters of description; the typical formatted (time grid) calendar
page has space for about half that much. Current art "wraps" the text
from one line to the next until the text is all displayed or the
provided space is filled.

      A complete word processing solution, while it solves the
problem, is inefficient--an overkill for this problem. A better
solution is to have a special new-line character used for printing.
When a calendar description is displayed, the lines are shown in
full, ignoring this new-line character. When the description is
printed, the new-line character is interpreted as an unconditional
new line. (The normal line "wrap" function would be used for lines
without the new-line character, or when the new-line character leaves
more than can fit on one line.)  This solution is improved when the
user is allowed to choose the character to be used for this purpose.
It is also improved for allowing the user to select that no character
is to be used as the new-li...