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Printing Consecutive Weeks as a Month

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000122443D
Original Publication Date: 1991-Dec-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Apr-04
Document File: 2 page(s) / 74K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Vincent, JP: AUTHOR

Abstract

A calendar is printed in the traditional month box format for consecutive weeks.

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Printing Consecutive Weeks as a Month

      A calendar is printed in the traditional month box format
for consecutive weeks.

      Consider a computer calendar system that allows the user to
print one or more months in the traditional box format.  Current art
has the pages print one month per page, each page starting at the
first of the month. There are some calendar users for whom the month
starts with a day other than the first.  For example, many accounting
methods have an accounting month consist of four consecutive weeks.
The accounting months then rarely coincide with the calendar months,
and the users of the traditional calendar need to page between
consecutive month pages to review accounting weeks split between
months.

      A better method is to allow such users to define the starting
week and number of weeks to print in the traditional month box
format.  This method takes these steps:
1.   The user is prompted for the first week to print. Traditionally,
the week starts on Sunday, but a different starting day is possible.
If the user selects another starting day, that day is moved to the
left column of the calendar page for the most appealing and usable
page format.
2.   The user is prompted for the number of weeks to print. This is
generally four weeks, but five weeks are also possible. The
traditional month box format has five rows of seven days to
accommodate the variations in month start and number of days. With a
fixed number of days, the...