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Using Footnotes to Show Conflicting Meetings on Printed Calendars

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000058171D
Original Publication Date: 1988-Sep-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Feb-15

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Authors:
Vincent, JP [+details]

Abstract

A method is proposed which clearly shows meeting duration and conflicts on a printed calendar. Consider a computer calendar application which allows the entry and maintenance of "events" for a week. These events may overlap, totally or in part. When a "grid" form of the week is printed, these overlapping meetings are difficult to see. Refer to the figure on the following page. The grid format of the printed week locates each event on the grid based on its start time. Events which start at 9:00 a.m. on Wednesday occupy a specific position on the grid. If more than one event starts at 9:00 a.m. on Wednesday, a problem arises on how to show both events.