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Wiki links in Notes and on the web with CoexEdit

Mon 27 Oct 2008, 03:13 PM

by Ben Langhinrichs
Time for another Two Minute Demo, this time showing "wiki links" in both the Notes client and the web browser.  For our purposes, a wiki link is a link to either an existing document or a document which we might want to create.  All that it takes is putting the name of the document (usually the Subject, but any field will work) in double parentheses, like ((Some document)).  When saved, this will become a link hotspot to that document.  If the document does not exist, the link will become an action hotspot to create the document.  Wiki links have proven to be very popular and powerful, as they allow the content provider to add links without menu commands.  To further facilitate that, CoexEdit also offers quick link shortcuts as part of the wiki link logic, so ((|IBM)) becomes IBM.  Watch the final slide in the demo for a few other options.

Click on the image below to view the demo:

Wiki links in CoexEdit

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What has been said:

724.1. Rodney Scott
(10/27/2008 11:21 PM)

Ben, these demos are very interesting and informative. I hope you will leave them up for a while and continue to add, although I am aware of the amount of work involved. I once created a demo cd for my colleagues and, because I am quite shy, I wound up recording one sentence of my voice at a time and stacking the sentences back to back (I was using windows media player). I am impressed that you seem to not need to do this in order to follow the flow of your material quite well. It's a great outcome and thankfully educational.