Sams Teach Yourself Lotus Notes 7 in 10 Minutes

Sams Teach Yourself Lotus Notes 7 in 10 Minutes

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Sams Teach Yourself Lotus Notes 7 in 10 Minutes by Dorothy Burke, Jane Kirkland

In today's fast paced world, we're lucky to get spare time each day to think, relax, read, take a nap...Who has time to learn something new? You do. Sams Teach Yourself Lotus Notes 7 in 10 Minutes is an essential reference guide to Lotus Notes 7 with practical answers for people who need fast results. Broken into concise ten minutes sections, you will learn about the features of Lotus Notes 7, including:

  • E-mail
  • Calendar
  • Web Conferencing
  • TeamRoom
  • Discussion Templates
  • Discover Folders
Discover and master the use of features that you didn't even know existed with Sams Teach Yourself Lotus Notes 7 in 10 Minutes.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780672328008
Publisher: Sams
Publication date: 11/10/2005
Series: Sams Teach Yourself Series
Pages: 384
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.00(h) x 1.00(d)

About the Author

Jane Kirkland is a Notes principal application developer, CLP (Certified Lotus Professional). She is the owner of Stillwater Enterprises, and a preeminent author, speaker, and trainer on the topics of Lotus Notes and Domino. She has conducted national training sessions and seminars. In addition, Jane is often a featured speaker at Lotus development conferences. Dorothy Burke is a Certified Lotus Notes Instructor (CLI) and Certified Lotus Notes Professional (CLP). She teaches Domino system administration and application development, as well as Lotus Notes basics. She has been a consultant and trainer since 1988.

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IntroductionIntroductionWelcome to Sams Teach Yourself Lotus Notes 7 in 10 Minutes

This book focuses on the basics of Lotus Notes and Domino; introduces general groupware, Notes, and email concepts; and shows you some advanced features of the program. You can work through the book lesson by lesson, building on your skills, or you can use the book as a quick reference when you want to perform a new task. Features and concepts are presented in tasks that take 10 minutes or less to complete.

If you are new to Notes, start at the beginning of the book. If you've used Notes before, you might want to skip the first few lessons and work from there. Use the Table of Contents and select the lessons that cover features of the program you haven't yet used. If you travel with Lotus Notes on your laptop, the compact size of this book is perfect for fitting into your laptop or notebook case.Who Should Use This Book

Sams Teach Yourself Lotus Notes 7 in 10 Minutes is for anyone who

  • Has Lotus Notes 7 installed on his PC or laptop

  • Needs to learn Notes 7 quickly

  • Wants to explore some of the new features of Lotus Notes 7

  • Needs a task-based Lotus Notes 7 tutorial

  • Requires a compact Notes 7 reference guide

Conventions Used in This Book

In telling you to choose menu commands, this book uses the format menu title, menu command. For example, the statement "choose File, Properties" means "open the File menu and select the Properties command."

In addition, Sams Teach Yourself Lotus Notes 7 in 10 Minutes uses the following icons to identify helpful information:

New or unfamiliar terms aredefined in "plain English."

Look here for ideas that cut corners and confusion.

This icon identifies areas where new users often run into trouble and offers practical solutions to those problems.From Here...

For Lotus Notes press releases, technical information, and new product information, visit the Lotus website. The following Lotus site contains information relevant to the Notes client:

  • http://www.Lotus.com—The Lotus home page, where you can find information on all Lotus products and services, including support and access to other Lotus Notes sites.


© Copyright Pearson Education. All rights reserved.

Table of Contents

Introduction

1. What's New in Lotus Notes 7.

New Features of the Desktop

New Features of Mail

New Features of the Calendar

New Features of Instant Messaging and Web Conferencing

2. Getting Started.

Understanding the Notes Client

Navigating in Notes

Using Toolbars

Using Properties Boxes

Changing and Locking Your Password

Locking Your ID

Exiting Notes

3. Email Basics.

Opening Your Mail Inbox

Selecting and Marking Mail

Reading and Previewing Your Mail

Creating Mail

Using Spell Check

Sending Mail

Choosing Delivery Options

Replying to Mail

Forwarding Mail

Creating a New Mail Memo from Quick Notes

4. Managing Mail.

Sorting Mail

Deleting Mail

Following Up on Messages

Using Folders

Printing Mail

5. Using Mail Tools.

Choosing Letterhead

Creating Stationery

Managing Junk Mail

Working with Rules

Using Out of Office Notices

6. Working with Databases.

Understanding Local Versus Server

Accessing the About and Using Documents

Working with Views and Folders

Reading the Status Bar

Bookmarking a Database

Deleting Databases

7. Searching and Indexing Databases.

Index a Database

Search a Database

Set Search Conditions and Options

Refine Searches with Operators

Display Search Results

Save and Load Searches

8. Setting Mail, Calendar, and To Do Preferences.

Specifying Mail Preferences

Setting Calendar Preferences

Controlling Access and Delegation

Opening Someone's Mail, Calendar, and To Do

Using the Notes Minder

9. Using the Calendar.

Selecting Calendar Views

Understanding Calendar Entry Types

Creating Calendar Entries

Customizing Calendar Entries

Printing the Calendar

Editing Calendar Entries

Copying Mail into Calendar Entries

Cleaning Up Your Calendar

10. Working with Meetings and Group Calendaring.

Scheduling Meetings

Managing Meetings

Making Room and Resource Reservations

Responding to Meeting Invitations

Creating Group Calendars

Managing Group Calendars

11. Working with To Do Items.

Creating To Do Items

Converting Mail Messages to To Do Items

Viewing To Do Status

Responding to a To Do Item

12. Using the Address Books.

Defining the Address Books

Using Your Personal Address Book

Creating Contacts

Creating Mailing Lists

Customizing the Address Book

Printing from Your Address Book

13. Navigating the Web.

Setting Browser Preferences

Opening Web Pages

Storing Retrieved Pages

Viewing Pages Offline

Forwarding and Mailing Pages

Using Page Minder

Performing Housekeeping

14. Editing and Enhancing Documents.

Completing Form Fields

Formatting Text

Formatting Paragraphs

Using the Permanent Pen and Highlighter

Creating Links

Creating Hotspots

Inserting Tables

Creating Sections

15. Working with Attachments.

Understanding Attachments

Creating Attachments

Viewing Attachments

Deleting Attachments

Saving Attached Files

Opening Files

Editing the Attachment

Printing an Attachment

16. WebMail and Domino Web Access.

Accessing Mail from a Web Browser

Using WebMail

Using Domino Web Access

17. Using Notes Remotely.

Understanding Mobile Users

Connecting

Creating Replicas

Replicating Databases

Repicating and Sending Mail

Encrypting Local Databases

Working Offline

18. Instant Messaging.

Logging on to Instant Messaging

Setting Up Your Instant Contact List

Changing Your Online Status

Chatting

Working with Instant Meetings

Web Conferencing

19. Customizing Notes.

Setting User Preferences

Setting Toolbar Preferences

Customizing the Welcome Page

A. Understanding Security and Access Rights.

Domino Server Security

Mail Security

Workstation Security

B. Understanding Replication.

How Replication Works

Setting Replication Preferences

Creating a New Mail Replica

Using the Replication Page

Scheduling Replication

Index.

Preface

Introduction

Welcome to Sams Teach Yourself Lotus Notes 7 in 10 Minutes

This book focuses on the basics of Lotus Notes and Domino; introduces general groupware, Notes, and email concepts; and shows you some advanced features of the program. You can work through the book lesson by lesson, building on your skills, or you can use the book as a quick reference when you want to perform a new task. Features and concepts are presented in tasks that take 10 minutes or less to complete.

If you are new to Notes, start at the beginning of the book. If you've used Notes before, you might want to skip the first few lessons and work from there. Use the Table of Contents and select the lessons that cover features of the program you haven't yet used. If you travel with Lotus Notes on your laptop, the compact size of this book is perfect for fitting into your laptop or notebook case.

Who Should Use This Book

Sams Teach Yourself Lotus Notes 7 in 10 Minutes is for anyone who

  • Has Lotus Notes 7 installed on his PC or laptop

  • Needs to learn Notes 7 quickly

  • Wants to explore some of the new features of Lotus Notes 7

  • Needs a task-based Lotus Notes 7 tutorial

  • Requires a compact Notes 7 reference guide

Conventions Used in This Book

In telling you to choose menu commands, this book uses the format menu title, menu command. For example, the statement "choose File, Properties" means "open the File menu and select the Properties command."

In addition, Sams Teach Yourself Lotus Notes 7 in 10 Minutes uses the following icons to identify helpful information:

New or unfamiliar terms are defined in "plain English."

Look here for ideas that cut corners and confusion.

This icon identifies areas where new users often run into trouble and offers practical solutions to those problems.

From Here...

For Lotus Notes press releases, technical information, and new product information, visit the Lotus website. The following Lotus site contains information relevant to the Notes client:

  • http://www.Lotus.com—The Lotus home page, where you can find information on all Lotus products and services, including support and access to other Lotus Notes sites.

© Copyright Pearson Education. All rights reserved.

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