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Method of Posting Calendar Events in Desired Positions

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000111751D
Original Publication Date: 1994-Mar-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Mar-26
Document File: 2 page(s) / 58K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Johnson, WJ: AUTHOR [+2]

Abstract

The electronic calendar user can open the daily view of the calendar and add calendar events. Consider a PROFS* example. When the added entry contains an associated start and/or end time, that event is automatically integrated into the proper chronological location of the daily view. However, some calendar events have no associated start or end time so they appear as notes at the bottom of the calendar. When a note is of major importance, the user would sometimes like for it to appear at another location on the daily view besides at the bottom of the calendar. When a daily view expands to multiple pages, the note will not even be visible when the user opens the calendar, and the user sometimes needs these notes to appear at the top of the calendar.

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Method of Posting Calendar Events in Desired Positions

      The electronic calendar user can open the daily view of the
calendar and add calendar events.  Consider a PROFS* example.  When
the added entry contains an associated start and/or end time, that
event is automatically integrated into the proper chronological
location of the daily view.  However, some calendar events have no
associated start or end time so they appear as notes at the bottom of
the calendar.  When a note is of major importance, the user would
sometimes like for it to appear at another location on the daily view
besides at the bottom of the calendar.  When a daily view expands to
multiple pages, the note will not even be visible when the user opens
the calendar, and the user sometimes needs these notes to appear at
the top of the calendar.

      In PROFS, the user can force a note to the top by manual
override with the following steps:

o   Open the daily view.

o   Type "a" in column 1 of the first entry to add a line.

o   Type the note with a bogus start time which is earlier than any
    other entry.

o   Change the start time of the first calendar entry to a time
    slightly later than the bogus time of the note.

o   Also, change the start time of any other notes at the top of the
    calendar, remembering that the entries will be positioned by
    start time.

o   Press Enter.  This positions the note at the top of the calendar
    since it has the earliest start date.

o   Now, manually delete all the start times of all the notes at the
    top...