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Fri 30 Aug 2013, 11:25 AM
This. In Notes 9. In the Notes 9 browser plugin. Wherever you like.

(If you find 3 minutes to spare, you can watch the video, but hey, I understand if you don't. There are cat videos to watch.)





Notes 9 refers to the IBM Notes 9 Social Edition client.

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Thu 29 Aug 2013, 03:16 PM
This is the eighth in my series, Out Of Notes (see Part 1 - The ChallengePart 2 - Capsule ViewsPart 3 - ePublish from XPages,  Part 4 - Linked Collections,  Part 5 - To SharePointPart 6 - By a Thread and Part 7 - MultiDatabase Export), which shows how the Midas Rich Text LSX V5 features can be integrated in IBM Notes 9 Social Edition and the IBM Notes 9 browser plugin. I show a simple integration where a set of documents can be turned into a single file snapshot (capsule view), aand that can be opened with a NotesUIWorkspace.URLOpen. More information and the script used are at http://mini-lessons.info/Midas15 

Note: Accurate closed captions have been provided, and if English is not your first language, you might want to turn on the auto-translate. I also advise turning on HD and watching full screen so the captions show under the video.

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Thu 29 Aug 2013, 10:56 AM
I started working with Lotus Notes rich text (at the C API CD record level) in 1995. I have the best selling Notes rich text product in the world. Yet I still run into peculiar situations I've never seen or anticipated. This time, it was even in the Designer help. Grrr! Things like this are critical when generating HTML/MIME/EPUB, because tables don't end when they are supposed to and so forth. There isn't even any point raising this sort of thing with IBM, because the fact that it was once an issue means I have to deal with it. Still, in the Designer Help?

Well, it is fixed for Midas V5, so that is one good thing.



Rich text hotspot goes past end of table

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Mon 26 Aug 2013, 10:07 AM
I published my latest Out Of Notes video on Friday (see Out of Notes Part 7: MultiDatabase Export), but I am curious whether a world obsessed with Twitter and Vine and such needs something even shorter. I made an 8-frame snippet from my video, annotated and animated it to see if 16 seconds was a more appropriate attention-grabbing time. Click on the image to see full size because the video was recorded for HD and GIFs scale horribly, but if people like these (as additions to, not replacements for the videos), I'll record future frames in a smaller size. Mostly, I am curious whether this form of quick intro to the topic helps people to understand whether they might want to watch the video or not. I'm all about not wasting people's time.

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Fri 23 Aug 2013, 12:59 PM
This is the seventh in my series, Out Of Notes (see Part 1 - The ChallengePart 2 - Capsule ViewsPart 3 - ePublish from XPages,  Part 4 - Linked Collections,  Part 5 - To SharePoint and Part 6 - By a Thread), which shows how the Midas Rich Text LSX can be used to create collections of documents for export. In this mini-lesson, I show how documents from multiple databases can be included, and thus can be ePublished or exported as capsule views in a single snapshot handy for sending to a custom, salesperson in the field or whatever, This is accomplished easily with Midas V5. More information and the script used are at http://mini-lessons.info/Midas14 

Note: Accurate closed captions will be provided shortly, and if English is not your first language, you might want to turn on the auto-translate. I also advise turning on HD and watching full screen so the captions show under the video.

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Fri 9 Aug 2013, 02:27 PM
This is the sixth in my series, Out Of Notes (see Part 1 - The ChallengePart 2 - Capsule ViewsPart 3 - ePublish from XPages,  Part 4 - Linked Collections,  Part 5 - To SharePoint), which shows how the Midas Rich Text LSX can be used to export or publish a single thread or an entire view, maintaining the response hierarchy from Notes and including an optional thread map for each document.as a mini-navigation tool. In a very short video, I demonstrate how easy this can be with Midas V5. More information and the script used are at http://mini-lessons.info/Midas13 

Note: Accurate closed captions will be provided shortly, and if English is not your first language, you might want to turn on the auto-translate. I also advise turning on HD and watching full screen so the captions show under the video.

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