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Annotation of Address Book in OfficeVision on AIX

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000109805D
Original Publication Date: 1992-Sep-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Mar-24
Document File: 1 page(s) / 36K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Miller, ME: AUTHOR [+3]

Abstract

Provision of an annotation function in the AIX* OfficeVision* Personal Address Book provides the user with an easy and friendly way to create and attach notes to an Address Book or to an entry in his Address Book. This function enhances the overall useability of the Personal Address Book system by providing the user with the same capabilities of note annotation that are available in a paper Address Book.

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Annotation of Address Book in OfficeVision on AIX

       Provision of an annotation function in the AIX*
OfficeVision* Personal Address Book provides the user with an easy
and friendly way to create and attach notes to an Address Book or to
an entry in his Address Book.  This function enhances the overall
useability of the Personal Address Book system by providing the user
with the same capabilities of note annotation that are available in a
paper Address Book.

      Currently in OfficeVision, there is no way in which a user may
attach a note to an Address Book or to entries in his Address Book.
The need to attach notes to the Address Book or entries in an Address
Book has been established as a result of modeling the AIX Address
Book. The function is similar to the use of a "post-it note" in a
paper-based Address Book system.

      A solution to the problem described above is to provide a note
object in the Address Book data definition.  This note object may be
associated with either an Address Book or an entry in an Address
Book.  The user can create a note, attach it, delete an attached
note, print a note or print all notes attached to an Address Book.
Additionally, the user may move a note to another entry, Address
Book, to a Folder or to the Trashcan.

      The note object is defined as an ASCII text object that is
created using a text widget.  The note object is associated with an
Address Book or an Address Book entry through a "relates to"
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