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Making The Most of the Notes Client – New Cheat Sheets

Towards the end of last year I was on a customer site where a user was scrolling through a view to find entries that were towards the bottom. Needless to say I pointed out that by starting to type, you could jump down to the entries beginning with those letters. Over the next few days …

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Rich Text Lite Thumbnails: Check Your Notes Version and How To Get A PMR Fixed

In a recent Notes Client development I had the need to programmatically detach images inserted into a Notes Document. The images also needed to be visible in the Notes Client rather than added as attachments. But an image pasted into a Rich Text field is not accessible via NotesRichTextItem.EmbeddedObjects. There was also the challenge that …

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Diagnosing Field Changes

This blog post isn’t specific to XPages and may be something many developers are aware of. But it took me many years of Notes development to learn this little bit of information that can quickly help troubleshoot data issues with Notes documents. It’s still relevant in the world of XPages and well worth taking into …

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Whither the Notes Client?

This morning I came across a tweet from Ed Brill about Symphony / Open Office with a link to this article about Apache OpenOffice IBM Edition. The article is positive reinforcing that although Symphony 3.0.1 is likely to be the last release, IBM’s commitment to OpenOffice continues (as those of us in the yellow bubble …

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Enhancing Your Lotus Experience – A Couple of Usability Tips

While at EntwicklerCamp a couple of weeks ago I had the opportunity to share a couple of usability enhancements which seem to have slipped under the radar of some developers. The first is a useful resource for developers using XPages. As many will know, SVN is possible within Domino Designer now and from all the …

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Autosave database size

Our Domino Administrator noticed today that the as_XXXXX.nsf database was extremely large. This is the database used to store documents and emails if autosave is turned on. Autosave was a new option with R7, if my memory is correct, and although I’ve never used it for a Form in a database (most forms tend to be quite …

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