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IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000058023D
Original Publication Date: 1988-Aug-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Feb-15

Publishing Venue

IBM

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Authors:
Kelley, SA Pringle, JM [+details]

Abstract

In an electronic telephone directory which allows a user to perform such tasks as sending notes and forwarding documents, there is a problem with the task of remembering document numbers once the intended recipient of the document is found. This is ordinarily accomplished by finding the document and writing down the document number prior to searching the telephone directory. Alternatively, the user can search the telephone directory first, write down the intended recipient, find the document and mail it. This article describes an improvement to the process described above. With this added function, the user may bypass the steps of finding the document number or the user first, writing it down, then searching for the other part.