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Appointment Length Indicator

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000114144D
Original Publication Date: 1994-Nov-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Mar-27
Document File: 2 page(s) / 36K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Cahill, LM: AUTHOR [+2]

Abstract

A solution is disclosed which provides users with an easy method to see that meetings on an online calendar start at the same time without requiring that the meetings be listed side by side. As the Figure shows, it is clear the two 8:00 meetings start at the same time, since part of the second meeting extends up to the 8:00 time frame. In addition, the busy bar is integrated into the meeting block itself. Interaction occurs as follows. The user places the mouse within the time block where the meeting is beginning and drags downward as far as is necessary. The bottom left side of the block is extended to indicate the ending time of the meeting. Double clicking on the time provides an additional block for scheduling a second meeting during the time frame. Text entry can occur before or after sizing the entry block.

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Appointment Length Indicator

      A solution is disclosed which provides users with an easy
method to see that meetings on an online calendar start at the same
time without requiring that the meetings be listed side by side.  As
the Figure shows, it is clear the two 8:00 meetings start at the same
time, since part of the second meeting extends up to the 8:00 time
frame.  In addition, the busy bar is integrated into the meeting
block itself.  Interaction occurs as follows.  The user places the
mouse within the time block where the meeting is beginning and drags
downward as far as is necessary.  The bottom left side of the block
is extended to indicate the ending time of the meeting.  Double
clicking on the time provides an additional block for scheduling a
second meeting during the time frame.  Text entry can occur before or
after sizing the entry block.