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Display Real Names of Attendees in Group Scheduling

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000061748D
Original Publication Date: 1986-Sep-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Mar-09

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Authors:
Good, GW Kelley, SA Livesay, DM Weidmann, ME [+details]

Abstract

This invention allows the user to see the real names of the attendees before scheduling a meeting using the PROFS Program Product. Because the calendar function allows the typing of userids, nicknames, and distribution lists, the user is not always completely sure the name typed is the desired individual or, when later viewing the list, is unable to identify the individual from his user ID. With this invention, the user can press a key to display the real names of users specified by user ID for a group meeting. This function can also be used to expand distribution lists so that user IDs and real names are displayed for each person in the distribution list.