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Conditionally Printing Calendar Time Prefix

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000120769D
Original Publication Date: 1991-Jun-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Apr-02
Document File: 3 page(s) / 93K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Vincent, JP: AUTHOR

Abstract

This article describes a method where the user of a computer calendar can choose whether or not to print the start and end times of calendar events so that the maximum amount of useful information is shown in the limited space of the calendar time grid.

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Conditionally Printing Calendar Time Prefix

      This article describes a method where the user of a
computer calendar can choose whether or not to print the start and
end times of calendar events so that the maximum amount of useful
information is shown in the limited space of the calendar time grid.

      Consider a computer calendar system which allows users to print
one or more days in a traditional time grid. Current art allows users
to either print the start and end times of the calendar events when
placed in the grid, or to keep from printing the times.  The
advantage of not printing the times is that the space within the grid
is limited and space made available when the times are not printed is
available for additional event description.  See Fig. 1 for an
example of a page printed with event times within the grid.  See Fig.
2 for an example of a page printed with the times omitted.

      When the times are printed, the amount of descriptive text
printed in the grid is less than when they are omitted. When the
events start on one of the quarter-hour divisions of the grid and
last for a multiple of fifteen minutes, the times are redundant. When
the times are not a multiple of fifteen minutes, or when the start
time is not a multiple of fifteen, the times are not redundant and
information is lost if not printed.

      The proposed method is to allow the user to choose not just
"Yes" or "No" to print or not print the time prefix in the grid, but
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