In the Form Globals Declarations, add: Dim EditAction As Variant Then, in an Edit action button: Initialize event: EditAction = True Terminate event: EditAction = False The Click event can contain checks to enable certain users to switch to edit mode (by setting NotesUIDocument. EditMode = True) and/or messages regarding how to change the document. Sub Queryopen(Source As Notesuidocument, Mode As Integer, Isnewdoc As Variant, Continue As Variant) If Not Isnewdoc Then If Source.EditMode Then Messagebox "This document cannot be opened in Edit mode",16,"Edit Document" Continue = False End If End If End Sub Sub Querymodechange(Source As Notesuidocument, Continue As Variant) If Not EditAction Then Messagebox "You must use the Edit action button to edit the document", 64,"Edit Document" Continue = False Else 'An alternate place for code that allows certain users to edit. To disallow edits, make Continue = False End If End Sub
This is not really secure. The only guaranteed secure way to control who can edit a document is to use Authors fields. There are several ways to bypass this LotusScript control. The simplest is to write an agent or smarticon formula to assign whichever fields you want to assign. Anyone with Domino Designer can also use the LotusScript debug mode to prevent execution of this code (start to debug it and click "Stop").
Considering that the stated purposes of this edit action button could be better satisfied using an Authors field (if the idea is to only let certain users edit) and/or by putting message boxes in the Querymodechange and Queryopen code (if the purpose is to display "messages regarding how to change the document").
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