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Notation for a Repeating Event Reminder On a Calendar

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000121019D
Original Publication Date: 1991-Jul-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Apr-02
Document File: 2 page(s) / 70K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Vincent, JP: AUTHOR

Abstract

A simple method is given for entering calendar events which have an attached repeating reminder note.

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Notation for a Repeating Event Reminder On a Calendar

      A simple method is given for entering calendar events
which have an attached repeating reminder note.

      Consider a computer calendar system that allows the user to
enter events into the data base of calendar events. Current art
allows users to type individual entries into computer terminal
screens, or to define a file of event descriptions to be loaded at
once or otherwise processed as calendar events.  For example, a file
of holidays, birthdays, annual meetings and other events may be
external to the calendar data base and loaded with a utility program.

      It is often desirable to have calendar notes on days before the
event or occurrence to serve as a reminder. Current art provides no
easy way to denote these reminding notes, show these reminding
events, nor an easy way to keep the reminding notes with the primary
event if the event is moved.

      Current art provides a way to denote events in a simple way:

      YYYYMMDD(...)             hhmm  hhmm  sec: description
where,
 YYYYMMDD   The date or earliest date of the event,
 ...        Additional day, day of the week, relative week, and
qualifying information to identify the date or dates of the event.
hhmm  hhmm  The start and end time of the annual event (or NONE if
not present)
sec         The security classification of the event
description Event description

      The new method allows entry of events of the following form:

      YYYYMMDD(...),nn        hhmm  hhmm  sec: descriptio...