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Description Line for Open In-basket Items

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000109738D
Original Publication Date: 1992-Sep-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Mar-24
Document File: 1 page(s) / 46K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Boeving, RD: AUTHOR

Abstract

This invention describes a new display line on the Writing Pad session that will display the description of the item.

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Description Line for Open In-basket Items

       This invention describes a new display line on the
Writing Pad session that will display the description of the item.

      In OS/2* Office, the In-Basket appears as an icon on the Office
window.  The In-Basket holds mail items that have been sent from
another OS/2 Office user.  These items can be anything from an ASCII
file to an executable program.  An OS/2 Office user can open the
In-Basket by double clicking on the In-Basket icon, or by selecting
the In-Basket icon and using the File/Open pull-down.

      When the In-Basket is opened, mail items are listed in the
window.  There are two types of views for the In-Basket.  First, in
the Icon view, an icon represents each mail item.  The icons are
listed down the window, with the sender's name, Office ID,
description of the note, and the date and time the item was sent,
displayed to the side of the icon.  Second, in the Details view, each
item is listed on its own display line.  The items are listed down
the window with the sender's name, description of the note, and the
date and time the item was sent, displayed across the display line.

      When an OS/2 Office user opens an In-Basket item, a Writing Pad
session, containing the note, appears.  The string "Mail - SENDERID.
NODE" appears as the title bar text, where the SENDERID.NODE is the
user ID and node of the sender of the item.

      This invention describes a new display line that will...