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Selectable Monthly Calendar Display

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000041450D
Original Publication Date: 1984-Jan-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Feb-02

Publishing Venue

IBM

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Authors:
Vincent, JP Weidmann, ME [+details]

Abstract

Providing a monthly advance field on a monthly calendar screen and structuring a software system to permit date keying against the field allows for multiple month advances without leaving a calendar screen, and without rippling through intervening months. In the area of software applications for computerized calendaring, it is desirable to display a monthly calendar with notes for daily events during the month shown in an abbreviated manner. The monthly calendar is generally presented on the screen in the form of a grid of day blocks arranged in seven columns and six rows. In each block is a number representing the day of the month, and abbreviations for events scheduled for that day. Most applications allow a user to switch from one month to the next (or previous) by depressing a programmable key.