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Lotus Notes 8 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 Window
  • Navigating Through Notes
  • Working with Window Tabs
  • Using Applications
  • Working with Views and Panes
  • Working with the Miniview
  • Working with Folders
  • Working with the Sidebar
  • Hiding and Displaying Toolbars


  • Introduction
  • Creating a New Mail Message
  • Viewing Mail
  • Sending Mail
  • Replying to a Message
  • Forwarding a Message
  • Attaching Files to a Message
  • Setting Delivery Options for a Message
  • Using Letterhead and Signatures
  • Flagging Messages for Follow-Up Action
  • Sorting Messages
  • Printing a Message


  • Introduction
  • Viewing Contacts
  • Creating a Contact
  • Adding a Contact from Another Item
  • Working with Contacts
  • Addressing a Message
  • Creating a Contact Group
  • Printing Contacts

Calendar and Scheduling

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

To Do List

  • Introduction
  • Creating a Personal To Do Item
  • Creating a Group To Do Item
  • Working with To Do Items
  • Working with Recurring To Do Items
  • Rescheduling, Canceling, or Confirming a Group To Do Item
  • E-mailing Group To Do Participants
  • Viewing the Status of Group 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
  • Deleting and Retrieving Documents
  • Checking Spelling
  • Marking Documents

Replication and Extras

  • Introduction
  • Using the Replication Page
  • Replicating Applications
  • Scheduling Replication
  • Working with Stationery
  • Opening Bookmarks
  • Creating Bookmarks and Bookmark Folders
  • Working with Bookmarks and Bookmark Folders
  • Searching for Items

Getting Help

  • Introduction
  • Using the Help Contents
  • Using the Help Search
  • Using Dynamic Help
  • Getting Help on the Internet
  • Troubleshooting Notes
  • Using the Glossary
  • Printing a Help Topic