I’ve been training some endusers on the finer points of the Lotus Notes client, and I forgot about this trick until recently, so I bring it to you with some Irish love (Tomorrow is St. Patrick’s Day):
There is a folder called ‘Create’ under the ‘More Bookmarks’ folder on the bookmark bar.
In it, you will find bookmarks to create a new memo, calendar entry, contact, or to do item… all of the things you can click (if you turn on that option) from the Welcome Page. There is also a new button on the Universal toolbar as well. (It looks like a folder.)
You can take advantage of the ‘Create’ folder to build your own custom ‘create new document’ items for applications that you use a lot. First, open up your application in the Notes client and then create a new document. (For this example, I’ll create a new Blogsphere entry.) All I did then was bookmark the unused new ‘Blog Entry’ document to the ‘Create’ folder. It now looks like this…
Now, check it again, but this time, from the ‘New’ button on the toolbar…
There you have it… a new way to create documents fast!
Now you know…’cause knowing is half the battle!!!