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Lotus Notes 8.5 Basic Course







The Quick Source eLearning Series combines three levels of training: Learn It, Try It, and Evaluation. The Learn It section includes high quality video that shows you everything the instructor is teaching. The Try It section allows you to practice what you have learned right in our course. There is no need to switch between the course, and the software that you are learning. The Evaluation section gives you the ability to test your knowledge and receive immediate feedback.

Topics covered in this course:

Getting Started

  • Introduction
  • Starting and Exiting Lotus Notes
  • Setting Up the Home Page
  • Identifying the Parts of the Lotus Notes 8.5 Window
  • Navigating Through Notes
  • Working with Window Tabs
  • Working with Views and Panes
  • Working with the Miniview
  • Working with the Sidebar
  • Working with Folders
  • Using Applications


  • Introduction
  • Viewing Mail
  • Viewing Conversations
  • Creating a New Mail Message
  • Setting Delivery Options for a Message
  • Replying to a Message
  • Forwarding a Message
  • Attaching a File to a Message
  • Changing Message Letterhead
  • Adding a Signature to Messages
  • Flagging Messages for Follow Up Action
  • Printing a Message


  • Introduction
  • Viewing Contacts
  • Creating a Contact
  • Creating a Contact from Another Item
  • Working with Contacts
  • Addressing a Message
  • Forwarding a Contact as a vCard
  • Creating a Contact Group
  • Working with Contact Groups
  • Printing Contacts as Labels

Calendar and Scheduling

  • Introduction
  • Navigating in the Calendar
  • Scheduling a Meeting
  • Rescheduling, Canceling, or Confirming a Meeting
  • Checking Responses to a Meeting Invitation
  • Responding to a Meeting Invitation
  • Creating a New Calendar Entry
  • Creating a Calendar Entry from Another Item
  • Scheduling an Event Announcement
  • Editing and Deleting a Calendar Entry
  • Setting Your Free Time Schedule
  • Printing a Calendar

To Do List

  • Introduction
  • Creating a Personal To Do Item
  • Creating a To Do Item from Another Item
  • Working with Personal To Do Items
  • Creating a Group To Do Item
  • Managing a Group To Do Item
  • E-mailing Group To Do Participants
  • Viewing the Status of Group To Do Items
  • Working with Repeating To Do Items
  • Displaying and Hiding To Do Items on the Calendar
  • Printing a To Do List

Working with Documents

  • Introduction
  • Changing to Edit Mode
  • Formatting Document Text
  • Importing Graphics into a Document
  • Creating a List
  • Adding a Background to a Document
  • Checking Spelling
  • Viewing Document Properties

Replication and Extras

  • Introduction
  • Creating a Replica
  • Using the Replication Page
  • Scheduling Replication
  • Working with Stationery
  • Searching for Items
  • Automatically Checking Spelling in Messages
  • Sorting Messages
  • Deleting and Retrieving Mail Messages
  • Hiding and Displaying Toolbars

Bookmarks and Getting Help

  • Introduction
  • Opening a Bookmark
  • Creating a Bookmark Folder
  • Creating a Bookmark
  • Working with Bookmarks
  • Working with Bookmark Folders
  • Using the Help Contents
  • Using the Help Search
  • Using Dynamic Help
  • Printing a Help Topic