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Printing a Planned/ Actual Calendar

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000122709D
Original Publication Date: 1991-Dec-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Apr-04
Document File: 2 page(s) / 65K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Vincent, JP: AUTHOR

Abstract

A method is given for printing a calendar that shows the day's plans and provides space to write the day's actual activity.

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Printing a Planned/ Actual Calendar

      A method is given for printing a calendar that shows the
day's plans and provides space to write the day's actual activity.

      Consider a computer calendar system where users enter calendar
events and comments and can ask to have one or more days' calendars
printed. In current art, a day's calendar has a time grid, events and
comments read from the computer calendar data base and places to
write.  These places to write are used during the day for diary notes
or to list new things to do or to record future meetings.

      Some users desire the ability to record the actual day's
activities in a time grid in parallel with the day's planned
activities.  In current art, such users must print two pages and flip
between them both during the entry and the review of planned versus
actual activity. In this disclosed method, the planned and actual
calendars are printed side-by-side in a column grid format, with an
additional column for notes.  This provides the necessary room for
writing notes and for recording, in the planned time grid, the day's
actual activity.  See the figure for an example of such a
planned/actual day's calendar. The ability to request and print such
a calendar format makes the computer calendar system more useful.