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Reusing a Standard Set of Relative Calendar Events

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000121143D
Original Publication Date: 1991-Jul-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Apr-03
Document File: 2 page(s) / 66K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Vincent, JP: AUTHOR

Abstract

A method is given for defining and repeatedly using a set of standard calendar events relative to more than one other calendar event.

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Reusing a Standard Set of Relative Calendar Events

      A method is given for defining and repeatedly using a set
of standard calendar events relative to more than one other calendar
event.

      Consider a computer calendar system where a user can define one
or more calendars together.  Current art provides that these events
are combined in a file external to the computer calendar data base of
events.  (It not necessary that these events be external if the
calendar data base of events provides a means of keeping a subset of
a user's events together and distinct.)

      Consider a user who has a set of calendar events relative to a
repetitive meeting, for each instance of the meeting.  For example,
consider a user who organizes the monthly staff meeting and needs to
reserve a room, reserve audio-visual equipment, have the room set up,
and provide for coffee service.  Current art requires that this user
duplicate these secondary events for each primary monthly meeting.

      A better method is to allow a user to define the secondary
events as relative to a (to be determined) primary event.  A
suggested notation for this is:
      -5    9999 9999  Todo: Reserve conference room
      -4    9999 9999  Todo: Order A/V equipment
      -3    9999 9999  Todo: Schedule coffee service
      -2    9999 9999  Todo: Send out preliminary agenda
      -1    9999 9999  Todo: Confirm attendance
The -N notation is taken to...