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User Tailorable Calendar Event Reminder

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000061694D
Original Publication Date: 1986-Sep-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Mar-09

Publishing Venue

IBM

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Authors:
Kelley, SA Weidmann, ME [+details]

Abstract

This enhancement binds the calendar and reminder functions of the PROFS Program Product. It also allows the user control over that function in both an individual and global perspective. As the use of calendars grows, so does the need for a reminder function incorporated with the calendar events. Just because an event is scheduled on a user's calendar does not mean he will remember the time, subject, and location of the meeting. In known applications of computer calendars, either a user is not reminded (by a system message) of an event occurrence on his schedule or he is always reminded of every event. He is reminded by way of a system message which is displayed at the event start time.