Free-Time/Busy-Time Fill Characters
Original Publication Date: 1988-Sep-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Feb-15
Consider a computer calendar program which allows the entry and maintenance of events, and the grid-format printer listings created by such a program. Referring to the figure, each event is placed within the grid in a position representing the event's starting time. It occupies a number of grid locations representing the event's duration. Refer to the events of the figure for Tuesday through Friday. Each day there is an eight-hour meeting (9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p. m.). These events occupy the positions of the grid starting with the position for 9:00 a.m. and ending with the position for 5:00 p.m. The presented method uses a different character to represent busy time from that used to represent free time. The above meetings have descriptions which use only four of the grid positions which represent the events.