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Lotus Notes 6.

New User Guide
Starting Lotus Notes
To start Lotus Notes, you can either double-
click the Lotus Notes icon on your desktop
Click on the Start button, All Programs, Lotus
Applications, Lotus Notes.
You may want to drag the Lotus Notes icon to
the Quick Start bar next to the Start button.
You can then single-click the Lotus Notes icon.
•Enter your password.
•You can also select your location (discussed later in this presentation)
•Click OK.
If your Windows and Lotus Notes passwords are the same, then you can
configure Lotus Notes to bypass the Password entry screen.
•Click on File, Security, User Security.
•You may have to enter your password.
•Check the “Login to Notes using your operating system login” box.
•Click OK.
Change Password
•Click File, Security, User Security.
•You may have to enter your password.

•Enter your existing password.
•Enter your new password.
•Use to
have Notes create a
password for you.
•Click OK.
First Time Startup
Upon entering Notes the first time, you will see a screen
similar to the left.

Personalize your Welcome Page

Just accept the Notes default design. You
will get the screen below.

Main Screen
•Click on and the following window will be displayed. A folder list is on the left. The selected folder is
highlighted in blue. Messages contained in the folder are in the right pane.
Set Mail Preferences
There are several ways to be notified of new mail; show a
popup, play a sound or show an icon in the system tray.
To configure your preferences:
•Click File, Preferences, User Preferences…
•Click on the Mail tab and the General sub-tab.
At the bottom of the dialog box are several options
•Check the box to check for new mail and set the
desired interval. The Fabick default is 2 minutes.
•Check the options you wish to use to be notified
when new mail arrives.

•When finished, click the OK button.
Sending a Message
•Click on
•A New Memo window will appear
Recipient names can be added several ways:

•Begin typing the persons name in the To:, cc:, or
bcc: boxes and Notes will auto fill the rest…

•Click To, cc or bcc and select from the Address
Book. You can choose contacts and/or groups
from the Fabick, CAT or your personal address
•Enter the Subject
•Enter the text of the e-mail
•Click or
• allows you to file documents in folders.
Click the drop-down arrow next to “Choose
address book” to select a different address book.
Adding Attachment(s)
•Move the cursor into the body of the e-mail (where you type
the message text.
•Click on File, Attach…

•Click on in the toolbar
•The following box will appear

•Browse to and select the file to be attached. Multiple files may
be attached at one time.
•click the button
Auto Signature
Your signature may be added to outgoing e-mail
automatically or manually.
•To create a signature, click on Tools, Preferences…
•Click on the Mail tab, then on the Signature sub-tab.
The standard Fabick signature is:
Name (Arial 11pt bold)
Title (Arial 10pt)
Fabick CAT (Arial 11pt bold)
Branch Address (Arial 10pt)
Office Phone Number (Arial 10pt)
Fax Number (Arial 10pt)
Cell Number (Arial 10pt)
E-mail Address (Arial 10pt)
•Click on “Automatically append…” to have your
signature added to every outgoing e-mail. The
signature will be added to new e-mails and replies to
received e-mails.
•To add a signature to an e-mail manually, set the
cursor in the body of the e-mail where you want to
place the signature.
•Click on Tools, Insert Signature…
•Click OK on the next box to select the signature from
Mail Preferences.
Reading Messages
New messages will be displayed in red.
Previously read messages will be black.
Double-click a message to open.
Open messages will be tabbed across the top of
the window.
You can scroll and page to view the entire
Use the X on the message tab to close.
If the message has an attachment, double-click
to open the Attachment dialog.
View – view the attachment in a Notes window.
Use this option if you have any concerns about
the attachment.
Open/Edit – open/edit the attachment in its
native program (i.e. document in MS Word)
Save – save the attachment to your pc
Delete – delete attachment from the message
Working with Messages
Reply, Reply To All – send a message back to the sender.
Reply – original message content is not returned.
Reply with History – original message content is returned.
Reply without Attachments – when replying to a message with attachments,
the message text is returned and the attachment(s) are removed.
Forward – send the message to another person(s).
Forward without Attachments – when forwarding a message with
attachments, the message text is sent and the attachment(s) is
Delete – the message is deleted.
Copy Into New – copy current message into another type of document.
New Memo – copy into a new e-mail message.
New Calendar Entry – copy into a Meeting, Appointment, All Day Event,
Anniversary or Reminder.
New To Do – copy into a To Do.
Working with Messages
Folder – move message to your file cabinet.
Create Folder – Folders may be created to organize your messages.
You can nest folders for sub grouping. Clicking the + (plus) to the left
of a folder name will expand the folder to show the subfolder(s).
•Type in a folder name, Select the folder to create the new folder
beneath. Click the OK button.
Move to Folder – move the message to a folder.
•Move – message removed from existing folder and moved to the
selected folder.
•Add – message is added to the selected folder. Messages can be
stored in multiple folders.
•Click the folder name and then click Move or Add.
•Click on the following window will be displayed.
Set Calendar Preferences
At Fabick CAT, all calendars are configured so that anyone has
access to view your calendar. This allows for better communication
and information regarding a person’s daily schedule. All events requiring
your time should be reflected in your calendar.
With the calendar main window open:
•Click Tools, Preferences…
•On the Preferences window, click the Access & Delegation tab, then click
the Access to Your Mail and Calendar tab.
The calendar should be set to “-Default-” (anyone) for people and groups and
“Read any Calendar Entry or To Do” for Access options. Refer to the
window on the left.
If Calendar access is not configured:
• 1 – Choose “Access is for everyone”
• 2 – Choose “Only Calendar and To Do
• 3 – Choose “Read any Calendar or To Do”
• Click the OK button.
•After returning to the window above, click the OK button.

Schedule a Meeting
Click Schedule a Meeting button to start the process of creating a meeting.
Quick Setup

•Mark Private if you do not want
anyone seeing your Meeting
•Enter a Subject
•Enter When the meeting will occur
Set the meeting Time – start
date/time, end date/time.
•Enter the Invitees
Required – must attend
Optional – can attend
FYI – just informed and can attend
•Enter Where the meeting will be
Location – type in a location
Room – select a room from a list
Resources – select resources (i.e.
Projector) from a list.
Schedule a Meeting
Rather than choosing the Room and Resources manually, you can using Find Room or
Resource to allow Notes to find available rooms/resources based on your meeting time. Both
Rooms and Resources are handled the same way. Only scheduling a Room will be discussed.
•Start and End Date/Time are filled from your meeting request.
•Select the Site (Branch) where the meeting will be held
•# of Attendees is calculated from the number of Required and Optional
Invitees for your meeting.
The available list of Rooms/Resources will be displayed. If no
Rooms/Resources are available, you will be notified and then you can
change the meeting times accordingly.

•Select the Room/Resource from the available list and click the OK
Schedule a Meeting
Click to determine if meeting time is viable
The vertical bar represents the meeting time. Since the above bar is red, not all Invitees, Rooms or Resources are available. If
every schedule was open, the vertical bar would be green.
From this display, you can see that Dan Underwood and Steve Overkamp are unavailable since the horizontal bars to the right of
their names are red. Ryan Belobrajdic is available since the time frame for the meeting is clear. The 1
floor conference room is
also available.
You now have to necessary information to determine if you want to schedule the meeting will the available resources or change
the time to allow more Invitees to attend.
Reminders/All Day Events
From the main Calendar window, click the New Button,
select the type of calendar entry to create. Each calendar
type will vary in the required information to enter.
•Enter the Subject
•Enter the Start and End Date/Time
•The remaining entries are optional
•Enter the Subject
•Enter the Start Date
•Click the repeats box. Click to set the
frequency and length of the anniversary.
Reminders/All Day Events
•Enter the Subject
•Enter the Start Date/Time
•The remaining entries are optional
All Day Event
•Enter the Subject
•Enter the Start and End Date
•The remaining entries are optional
In all calendar entries, there is an option to
Check this box if you want to enter personal items into your
calendar. The time will show as “Private” for anyone viewing
your calendar.
Personal Address Book
•Click on and the following window will be displayed.
Contact – an individual person’s information

DO NOT enter Fabick people into your personal
address book. They may be access via the Fabick
Address Book.
Enter the information you wish to track.
•First Name
•Last Name
•Email Address
•Phone Number(s)
•Other Information you may have
Group – a group of contacts. Can be used to send a
message to multiple contacts and not have to select
each contact individually.
Groups may contain entries from any available address
book; Fabick, CAT or your personal address book.
•Enter the Group name
•Enter the Members. Click to select the
member from the Address Book.

•Choose the Address Book – Fabick Address
Book will contain all employees with e-mail. Use
the drop-down box to select from the available
address books.
•Select Members from the list.
•Click to include the selected person
in the group.
•When finished, click OK.
•Click to save the Group.
To Do
•Click on the following window will be displayed.
To Do
Personal To Do
•Enter the Subject
•Enter the Due By and Start By Dates.
•Assign to Myself
•Set the Priority
•Enter a description (if necessary)
Group To Do
•Enter the Subject
•Enter the Due By and Start By Dates.
•Assign to Others
•Set the Priority
•Enter a description (if necessary)
Manage To Do’s
Complete selected task(s)
Can be used when you mistakenly complete a task.
•Open a completed task.
•Click Mark Incomplete
Delete selected task(s).
All of your e-mail is stored on the Fabick Lotus Notes server. Most PCs are set to replicate (copy) your mail file to your
PC. This allows a laptop user the ability to work when not connected to the Fabick network. Your PC will have already
been configured by IS to replicate every 60 minutes.
•Click on and the following window will be displayed.
Replication can be
performed manually by
This can done to update
the local replica prior to
taking your laptop from
the office.
Manual replication is
also used when your
Location is set to Internet
(next page).
Any database listed in
your Replication page
can be replicated
individually by right-
clicking on the database
(i.e. Your Name for Mail)
and clicking on
“Replicate Selected
As discussed in Replication, Lotus Notes has the ability to be used outside the office. On the lower right side of the Notes
main window is an icon that will let you switch between locations. Generally this icon is set to
Your PC will have three locations set up by default
•Office – connected to the Fabick network. Server copy of the mail file is used. Replication occurs on a schedule.
•Internet – connected to the internet. This could be at your home, at a hotel or at a customer or supplier site. Basically,
any connection (cable, DSL, dial-up) to the internet outside of Fabick (not in an office or branch). Local copy of the mail
file is used. Replication may be performed manually. Notes will perform better since it will not be replicating on a
schedule over a possibly slower connection.
•Island – not connected to the Fabick network or the internet. Can be used when traveling in a car or plane. Any time you
want to work in your mail, but are not connected. Local copy of the mail file is used. Replication is not available.
To change between locations…
Click on Office. This could say Internet or Island.
A list will display above.
Click the location to switch to. Notes will make the
necessary changes. You will not see any visible difference
in how you work. The main distinction is whether
replication and incoming/outgoing mail will be transferred.
Managing your Mail File
The biggest issue facing Fabick is the size of the mail files. It is your responsibility to clean up your mail file. Most people
will delete incoming mail or move mail to folders to manage the Inbox. But, did you know every e-mail you send is saved in
the Sent folder? So, what can you do to help?
•Be aware of what you are sending.
•Does your e-mail need that picture or graphic? If it does, has it been sized for e-mail? Most people will take a
picture directly from a digital camera and send it via e-mail. Most likely the camera has been set to high quality. So,
now your sending a 1-3mb picture.
•Should you be sending that 15mb attachment via e-mail? Can you put it on a CD and mail it instead? Most of the
time, attachments don’t have to be received immediately. Did you “zip” the file to compress it and make it smaller?
•When replying to an e-mail with attachments, use the “Reply without Attachment(s)” feature. This will remove the
attachment(s) on the reply.
•When forwarding an e-mail, does the recipient need the attachments?
•When you receive an e-mail with attachment(s), save the attachment to your pc (or to the Fabick network folders All Use
and Branches. Then, delete the attachment from the e-mail.
•If you don’t need the e-mail, delete it. If you do need it, put it in a folder. But, don’t put it there and forget about it.
Occasionally, go through your folders and delete old e-mails. You can use a general rule-of-thumb; “If I didn’t need it for
the past six months, I don’t need it.”

Cleaning your Mail File
“Docs not in Folders” View
• This view provides a list of documents that have not been moved to a folder. For example, if you have an e-mail
from a CAT employee and move the document to your CAT folder, this document will NOT be in this view.
• This is an excellent view to use for cleaning your mail file, especially if you are diligent about moving documents
that you wish to keep to folders. If you do not file your documents, today is a great day to start!
• Many people use the Sent folder as their history bucket. But, if you want to use this view effectively, even the
Sent items need to be filed. When sending an e-mail, use the button instead of .
• Documents that will show in this view:
– Inbox
– Drafts
– Sent
– Calendar Items
– To Do Item
• To access this view, open your Mail.
Click on the + to the left of Views

• Click on “Docs not in folders”

• Review this list. Either delete the document(s) or move to folder for safe keeping.
Cleaning your Mail File
Delete a Message
•In any mail folder or view except Trash, select one or more messages you want to delete.
•From the menu, choose Edit, Delete or click . Notes moves the document(s) to your Trash folder and out of all
other folders and views in your mail database.
Note When removing messages from the Sent folder, the following message will be displayed. Read and click the
appropriate button.

If the “Docs not in folders” view is used, this message is not displayed when deleting Sent messages.

Tip To remove a message from a folder without deleting it from your mail database, select the message and choose
Actions - Folder - Remove From Folder. Remember, this option does NOT delete the message nor does NOT reduce your
mail file size.
Managing Your Trash
When you delete mail messages in Lotus Notes 6, Notes places them in the Trash folder in your mail database. The
deleted messages will remain in the Trash folder for two days, then will be permanently deleted.
To work with messages in the Trash folder
Messages appear in the Trash folder until they are permanently deleted. You can remove them from the Trash folder and
restore them to the view or folder from which they were originally deleted. You can also permanently delete selected
messages or all messages.
•In the navigation pane, click .
•(Optional) If you want to work with only some of the messages, select them.
•Do one of the following:
•To remove the selected messages from the Trash folder and restore them to view or folder you deleted them
from, click .
•To restore all messages in the view, click .
•To permanently delete the selected messages, click and select Yes in the message that
•To permanently delete all messages in the view, click and select Yes in the message that appears.