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Method for Notifying User of Important Events Managed within Posted Notes through Specified Application Use

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000110898D
Original Publication Date: 1994-Jan-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Mar-26
Document File: 2 page(s) / 38K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Johnson, WJ: AUTHOR [+2]

Abstract

Provided is an automatic notification to a user with posted note data which may be important to the user at an opportune moment.

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Method for Notifying User of Important Events Managed within Posted
Notes through Specified Application Use

      Provided is an automatic notification to a user with posted
note data which may be important to the user at an opportune moment.

      An office system which supports an electronic posted note
metaphor allows a user to type arbitrary content within the note.  A
user often likes to assign data and/or times within the posted note
content.  Such dates and times may be due dates, check point dates or
the like.  A method is needed for ensuring successful notification of
important data within posted notes to a user at an appropriate time.

      Provided is an automatic notification to a user with data which
may be important to the user at an opportune moment.  For example,
the user may desire to automatically have the first twenty-five
characters of every posted note, which contains a date equivalent to
the current day, be displayed at the first use of any application or
a specified set of applications.  Both the application(s) and the
number of characters from the front of posted notes are configurable.
For example, a user may want to see all applicable items when a 3270
emulator is used (e.g., log on) to a specific host system or set of
host systems.  The user may want to see all applicable notes when
using a particular editor or when entering a calendar application.
In any case, the user is prompted in such a manner as to prevent the
user from m...