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Automatic Preparation of Documents in Calendar Event Order

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000111788D
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 [+4]

Abstract

Provided to a user is the ability to specify one or more calendar entries with a date/time delimited period such that, automatically, all document due dates are accounted, all documents and their cross-references are associated with the accounted calendar events, and, finally, all documents are printed in an appropriate order with a title page preceding specific documents which indicate the associated calendar event. Optionally, the user may request only to see the list of print jobs which would print and the order therein. Then, the user could decide, upon browsing the results, whether or not to perform printing.

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Automatic Preparation of Documents in Calendar Event Order

      Provided to a user is the ability to specify one or more
calendar entries with a date/time delimited period such that,
automatically, all document due dates are accounted, all documents
and their cross-references are associated with the accounted calendar
events, and, finally, all documents are printed in an appropriate
order with a title page preceding specific documents which indicate
the associated calendar event.  Optionally, the user may request only
to see the list of print jobs which would print and the order
therein.  Then, the user could decide, upon browsing the results,
whether or not to perform printing.

      Often a user has scheduled calendar events such that some of
the events may have document action due dates or reply-by dates.  It
is a tedious task for a user to scan a calendar, determine which
documents to print for review, and then also determine the order by
which the documents should be reviewed.  A method which simplifies
this problem is needed.

      For example, the user enters a start date and time of 1/1/93,
5:00 A.M.  and an ending time of 2/1/93, 11:30 P.M.  The user then
issues the invocation of automated calendar event order printing.
Upon activation, all due dates of all types are obtained during the
specified time period from the connected calendar system.  Next, all
documents associated with the calendar references are accounted for
by listing the fully q...