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Best Notes Templates for Newbies

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LotusUserGroup LogoOver on LotusUserGroup.org where I'm hosting this week's forum topic on "Templates", a newbie developer asked for a list the best templates as it applied to his situation:

I am a network administrator trying to keep Lotus Notes on board at my company by integrating some simple templates/applications . I am very new to design and coding , however I am able to find my way around some basic templates to build some applications.


The list I came up with, in no particular order, was as follows:

- DominoTeamHelpDesk: Formerly called "IT Help Desk" if you look on my ILUG slides.

A simple uncluttered template. Good for IT or Human Resource departments. You should create a separate database for each help desk. Keywords may be customized for each.

This database includes an area to author "help topics". These can be viewed by customers from within the help desk. You may also use these as templates to quickly insert responses. (look for the "insert clip" button when editing a work request)

- DominoTeamMailBox: Simple and uncluttered team mailbox template. It's great for mailboxes like sales@acme.com or mailboxes that are shared among a few users. Includes great auto-response and notification features and lacks all the calendar and to-do confusion of the standard mail template.

- DocMaster: Single Database Document Manager that can be used to store documentation, attachments, links, etc. You can set up basic workflow for managing document completion percentage, expiration, as well as control access for reading and editing documents. One of the other great benefits is the many little development techniques that you can learn by poking around the code.

- wfNote: A simple, yet flexible, workflow module for Lotus Notes, written in LotusScript. This version allows for sequential approval, conditional branching, approval delegation, and multiple approvers.

Natural language or @Formula language can be used to define the next task, mail to be sent, approver, and additional approvers.

- AGE Agent Manager: Formerly freeware but now a nominal $59AUS for asingle user license. Collect information about all agents on a server into a single database. Centrally enable/disable, re-assign servers for scheduled agents directly from the application.

- Agent Monitor (DAF): Similar to Agent Manager but still free.

- SuperNTF (created by moi): Generic Notes Client application framework built from the ground up with the goal of making development best practice easy for even novice Notes developers. The template allows developers to easily take advantage of tricky Notes features such as soft deletions, integrated help, and document locking, as well as advanced customizations like user activity and field change tracking, configuration, error logging, and exporting. much improved new release is close to completion so send me an email to kevin.pettitt AT g mail.com if you'd like the latest version. It's basically ready but I want to put together a bit more documentation before making it fully public.

Comments

1 - Hej Kevin,

ofcourse we're eager after a new release (and some documentation ofcourse)
// Patrick

2 - I use the lotus notes 8.5 in the office and i have a question regarding that
While we usually send mail to individual we mark their group ids is there a way that as soon as u put the individual name it sill pop up the group id in CC.

Thanks a lot your help in adavnce

3 - I use the lotus notes 8.5 in the office and i have a question regarding that<br />While we usually send mail to individual we mark their group ids is there a way that as soon as u put the individual name it sill pop up the group id in CC.<br /><br />Thanks a lot your help in adavnce

4 - I use the lotus notes 8.5 in the office and i have a question regarding that&lt;br /&gt;While we usually send mail to individual we mark their group ids is there a way that as soon as u put the individual name it sill pop up the group id in CC.&lt;br /&gt;&lt;br /&gt;Thanks a lot your help in adavnce

5 - I use the lotus notes 8.5 in the office and i have a question regarding that&amp;lt;br /&amp;gt;While we usually send mail to individual we mark their group ids is there a way that as soon as u put the individual name it sill pop up the group id in CC.&amp;lt;br /&amp;gt;&amp;lt;br /&amp;gt;Thanks a lot your help in adavnce

6 - Kevin the link to DocMaster goes to this site

{ Link }

nothing there ?

7 - Thanks Annanda. I guess Chris let his web domain expire. Just one of those hazards of the web that we can't control. It does look like he relocated his blog to Blogspot and all the posts about DocMaster are now here: { Link }

Unfortunately they appear to be converted from their original Notes format and have lost images and attachments, so you'll have to contact Chris somehow to get the application. If you do succeed in locating the template please let us know where it is.

8 - What would be the best default template in Lotus Notes New Application menu for creating a searchable knowledge base I could add document related tags to as well as screenshots?

9 - What would be the best default template in Lotus Notes New Application menu for creating a searchable knowledge base I could add document related tags to as well as screenshots?

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