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Method to Represent Logged On Users within the OS/2 Office Address Book

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000109576D
Original Publication Date: 1992-Sep-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Mar-24
Document File: 2 page(s) / 92K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Boeving, RD: AUTHOR [+2]

Abstract

This invention describes a method by which the PEOPLE/PUBLIC address book can conveniently represent that an OS/2* Office user is currently logged on to OS/2 office.

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Method to Represent Logged On Users within the OS/2 Office Address Book

       This invention describes a method by which the
PEOPLE/PUBLIC address book can conveniently represent that an OS/2*
Office user is currently logged on to OS/2 office.

      In OS/2 Office, a directory is a container of two address
books, one called PUBLIC, which the system administrator maintains,
and one called PERSONAL, which is an OS/2 Office user's private
address book.  All authorized users of an OS/2 Office node are listed
in the PUBLIC address book of the PEOPLE directory.  The
PEOPLE/PUBLIC address book contains entries which represent other
OS/2 Office users.  These entries can be listed in two ways.  First,
the "icon view" lists each of the entries as icons in the address
book.  Pertinent information about the user (i.e. Name, ID, phone
number, etc.) is listed to the side of the icon.  Second, the
"details view" lists each of the entries (and pertinent info) on its
own display line.  The pertinent info about the user is listed in
columns across that line.

      In the icon view, the address book represents users as icons.
This invention would use new icons to represent a logged-on user.
The icons would look the same as the ones currently used, but would
be grey instead of white.  Thus, the entries in the PEOPLE/PUBLIC
address book that have a grey icon are the users that are logged on.

      In the details view, the left-most column contains a text
string that represents the type of each...