Sending Mail From Ms Office Applications Directly Through Lotus Notes 4.6.X

Since R5.02c (I think) there is in User Preferences - Additional Options the feature "Enable MS Office SendTo to...

Notes". Wouldn't it be nice to enable this feature for R4.6.x as well... Instead of all those MAPI Procedures in co-orporation with Windows Messaging, try the following to send it directly to Notes. 1. Copy file Copy the nmailman.dll file to the Notes directory (i.e. C:Notes). (This file is beinging installed with R5.02c (or higher) in the R5 Folder.) 2. Edit registry Open the Registry Editor (Start - Run - regedit - OK) Open the HKEY: hkey_localmachinesoftwaremicrosoftoffice8.0common (Important: 8.0 stands for MS Office 97 ; 9.0 stands for MS Office 2000 and I-Explorer 5.x) In the above mentioned HKEY, add a new key (Edit -New - Key). Name this key MAPIDLL. Select this new key, there is shown a (Default) String value in the right pane. Leave this one the way it is. Now add a new String Value (Edit - New - String Value) and name it DLL32. The value of this String is the path to the nmailman.dll file (i.e.C:Notesnmailman.dll). 3. Closing up Close the Registry Editor (Reboot is not nessesary) and Start any MS Office Application (i.e. MS Word, MS Excel or MS Powerpoint). Choose File - Send To - Mail Recipient. Now Lotus Notes starts (When it not has been started jet) and promts for the (Lotus Notes) password. After entering the password and pressed , Notes opens a new memo with the MS Office document as an attachment. To give the attachment a logical name, the MS document must first be saved in the right MS application before it is being send to Notes.

This was first published in November 2000

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