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Printing a List of Calendars as One

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000107983D
Original Publication Date: 1992-Apr-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Mar-22
Document File: 3 page(s) / 122K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Vincent, JP: AUTHOR

Abstract

Consider a computer calendar system that allows the user to print a calendar in a variety of formats. Current art allows the printing of one, two, or three calendars on a single page, but not in all available formats.

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Printing a List of Calendars as One

       Consider a computer calendar system that allows the user
to print a calendar in a variety of formats.  Current art allows the
printing of one, two, or three calendars on a single page, but not in
all available formats.

      A better method is to allow a user to print a large number (in
the recommended implementation a limit of twenty-five is set, but a
larger number is possible) of calendars in any of the available
formats.  Refer to Figure 1.  This shows a typical screen where the
user of the computer calendar system indicates what calendar is to be
printed.  In current methods, the user may enter up to three separate
names of calendars to print.  In the new method, the user may enter
up to three lists of names.  Each list may contain from 1 to 25 names
(so that the total number of names does not exceed 25, in the
recommended implementation).

      The method then takes these steps:
      1. The lists are read and the list of the requested calendar is
composed.
         The list is reviewed to remove duplicate names.
      2. The events for each requested calendar are read and
processed as though all events were on a single calendar.
      3. The requested page format is printed.
      Refer to Figures 2 and 3 for examples of day and week format
pages with six calendars combined.
This method is new in these ways:
      a) A requesting user may use a list of names to designate...