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Drag and Drop Entry of Calendars for Composite Calendar

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000108387D
Original Publication Date: 1992-May-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Mar-22
Document File: 3 page(s) / 148K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Baber, RL: AUTHOR [+2]

Abstract

A composite calendar graph provides a powerful way to view multiple calendars at one time. Entry of people or groups of people may not be made directly from the graph screen, however, since there is not room to provide that function. People and groups are entered on a previous screen. This could become unwieldy. For example, when viewing the graph in order to schedule a meeting, the user may decide that all the attendees of a previous meeting need to be additionally included. The user then must exit the graph and either enter each person separately or define a distribution list if one does not exist. Then he must execute the free time search again on the entire invitee list in order to see the graph.

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Drag and Drop Entry of Calendars for Composite Calendar

       A composite calendar graph provides a powerful way to
view multiple calendars at one time.  Entry of people or groups of
people may not be made directly from the graph screen, however, since
there is not room to provide that function. People and groups are
entered on a previous screen.  This could become unwieldy.  For
example, when viewing the graph in order to schedule a meeting, the
user may decide that all the attendees of a previous meeting need to
be additionally included.  The user then must exit the graph and
either enter each person separately or define a distribution list if
one does not exist.  Then he must execute the free time search again
on the entire invitee list in order to see the graph.

      The solution is to allow the user to drag-drop an icon from a
calendar or address book to enter the calendar events of additional
invitees to the graph.  A calendar event icon would represent to the
graph the person or group of people associated with that event.  An
address book icon would represent to the graph a single person.  When
the icon is dropped, the free time search that generated the graph is
re-executed (with the additional invitees only) and the resulting
event data added to the graph.  The additional invitees are added to
the invitee list below the graph in the figure.  If some of the new
invitees added by the drag/drop operation are not actually desired,
they may be dele...