Ben Langhinrichs

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Thu 24 May 2012, 10:29 AM
One of the powerful features of Lotus Notes from early days was the ability to attach files in situ, where they were relevant. For reasons that have always escaped me, other products have not followed suit, and most attachments in email and elsewhere are attached to the document as a whole rather than to a specific place.

As more and more applications for Lotus Notes/Domino are created using XPages or updated to use XPages, the rich text fields are displayed using CKEditor rather than the native Notes renderer. This loses that traditional placement of the file attachments. One of the features of CoexEdit 3.0, due to be released in the next week or so, is that file attachments can again be placed where you choose and will render as they do in Notes. The following is a screen shot of a document created in the CKEditor through a standard XPage rich text control. This happens to be a standard discussion database, but the code will work without any design changes on any XPage application that uses rich text fields.

The only configuration for this was the following three lines added to the NOTES.INI:

extmgr_addins=CoexEd
CoexEditEnableXpages=1
CoexEditServerTasks=notes,notes2



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