You edit any Notes document online in Microsoft Word using the content-type attribute in a Lotus Notes form. This tip explains the steps to do this without writing a single line of code.
Assume, for example, that you have a form and view with a few Lotus Notes documents.
- Open your form in design mode and go to the second tab, labeled Defaults. Select Others from the content-type section and add application/msword.
- Design your form with simple HTML, as such:
You don't need to create any extra forms if your application runs on both Lotus Notes and the Web. Hide the HTML portion in Notes; the remaining form design can remain the same.
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- Open your view in design mode and append ".doc" in your column along with your field name. For example:
- Save and run the view on the Web. Click the hyperlink column and you'll see the document in Microsoft Word.
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