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Schedule Program Diskette File Structure

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000038429D
Original Publication Date: 1987-Jan-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Jan-31

Publishing Venue

IBM

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Authors:
Pancoast, ST Trimble, WR [+details]

Abstract

A file structure is described that minimizes the fragmentation and wasted space caused by a large number of small files on a diskette. These files may vary in number and are of varying lengths. The Scheduler Program has three modes: Day, Week, and Month. The Day Mode allows the user to enter appointments on separate lines. The Week Mode displays the week at a glance with the first six open time ranges or first six nonblank appointments displayed. The Month Mode displays a month at a glance with a separate graphic for days that have text or a reminder set. The File Management used by the Scheduler Program eliminates the user's need to maintain calendar files. All file handling is done by the Scheduler and is transparent to the user.