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Repeating Calendar Events

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000107471D
Original Publication Date: 1992-Feb-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Mar-21
Document File: 1 page(s) / 34K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Griffin, DL: AUTHOR [+2]

Abstract

This invention provides an easy way for users to repeat a calendar entry on other days.

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Repeating Calendar Events

      This invention provides an easy way for users to repeat a
calendar entry on other days.

      With this invention, a user follows the following steps:
      1.   First create a calendar entry using normal techniques.
      2.   Identify the calendar entry or entries to be repeated, for
example, by selection.
      3.   Invoke the repeat function.
      4.   Specify the repeat interval and the last day on which the
event is repeated.  Examples of repeat intervals are daily, weekly,
and "selected days". For "selected days", the entry or entries are
repeated on only the days specifically selected or specified.
      5.   The repeat interval for an existing entry may be modified
by repeating steps #2, #3, and #4 above.

      The benefits of the invention are:
      1.   A simple user model and user tasks to repeat any calendar
entry of any type, superior to existing approaches.
      2.   The ability to modify the repetition of existing entries.
      3.   Support for arbitrary repeat intervals on "selected days".

      Disclosed anonymously.