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Messaging Application for OS/2 Office

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000122520D
Original Publication Date: 1991-Dec-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Apr-04
Document File: 1 page(s) / 43K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Smith, MD: AUTHOR

Abstract

This article describes a method by which a user can have a quick and simple communication exchange with one or more users. A new OS/2* Office application named TeleMsg acts as a device on the Office window. This device allows users to send simple messages to other users currently logged onto OS/2 Office and having a TeleMsg device instance in "Receive" state.

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Messaging Application for OS/2 Office

      This article describes a method by which a user can have
a quick and simple communication exchange with one or more users. A
new OS/2* Office application named TeleMsg acts as a device on the
Office window. This device allows users to send simple messages to
other users currently logged onto OS/2 Office and having a TeleMsg
device instance in "Receive" state.

      Users send messages by opening the device, setting the
recipient(s)' ids, entering the message text into a TeleMsg dialog
panel and performing an OK action. Outgoing message text is entered
into a four- line field named Send on the TeleMsg dialog panel.
Another four-line field below the Send field is named Receive and
incoming message text arrives within this field. Text cannot be
entered into the Receive field. The TeleMsg dialog panel stays open
until the user closes it.  The recipient settings are held from panel
open to panel open or until the user changes them. The next time the
dialog panel opens the recipient settings continue from the last
active dialog panel for that device. When a message is sent by the
user, the TeleMsg device is automatically placed into "Receive"
state.

      When a TeleMsg device is in "Receive" state and a message
arrives from another user, the TeleMsg dialog panel automatically
displays showing the message text and the originator along with all
other users the message was intended for.

      To place the TeleMsg appli...