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Shift Scheduling on Calendars

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000044449D
Original Publication Date: 1984-Dec-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Feb-05

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Pringle, JM [+details]


Described is the idea of varying the time window of a computer controlled calendar schedule. Calendar flexibility is improved by giving the user of an on-line calendar the ability to specify the shift to be displayed. In a typical computer display of a monthly calendar, each day's events are shown in an abbreviated form with one character per hour of a work shift. (See, e.g., the figure.) Events scheduled before the shift are indicated by a "<" to the left of the hours, and events scheduled after the shift are indicated by a ">" to the right of the hours. For persons working the prime shift, this is satisfactory since few events will be scheduled before or after their shift.