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TODO List Feature Function for Office Products

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000109443D
Original Publication Date: 1992-Aug-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Mar-24
Document File: 1 page(s) / 47K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Cahill Jr, RB: AUTHOR

Abstract

Currently, office products lack the function for users to maintain an online "todo" list. A todo list for users to input, track, keep up with "things to do" should be an integral feature of office products.

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TODO List Feature Function for Office Products

      Currently, office products lack the function for users to
maintain an online "todo" list.  A todo list for users to input,
track, keep up with "things to do" should be an integral feature of
office products.

      All business professionals (just about all people) maintain a
todo list.  Each feature of this invention will be described as well
as the benefits that would be realized by its availability.
      A simple feature whereby a user could:
      Add items to a "todo list"
      Upon adding item assign it a "priority" or "due date"
      Jump from a due date item to that user's calendar for that date
      Change/Update any part of a todo item
      Delete items from the list
      The tool should automatically sort the "todo" items by priority
      View the list on the screen sorted by priority or due date
      View all items associated with any priority or due date
      Print the list or any parts of the list

      This invention would allow users to keep track of things to do
with office products online (and have printed copies if necessary).
This gives the user one centralized place to keep all todo items.
This invention gives the user the ability to maintain a todo list
that is always sorted by the user's latest todo item priority.  This
invention saves the user time and eliminates the need for (multiple)
paper todo lists.

      Disclosed...