Lotus Notes Tips & Tricks

this course is aimed at Lotus Notes users that have already been on the basic course or are used to working with Lotus Notes. The course walks the users through tips and tricks within each of the main subjects. These are combinations of more advanced functions as well as brand new things in Lotus Notes that was not covered by the basics course.

The main subjects in the course are:

  • General functions in Lotus Notes 8.5
    Databases and home pages in the Open button, customization of icons, the toolbar in your flavour, advanced search and grouped tabs, create your own start page etc.
  • E-mail
    Mail view in the sidebar, save mail as a file, stationary, recall mails, administer mails, add sections to mails, individual “out-of-office” messages, etc.
  • Calendar
    Practical settings, create a meeting directly from a mail, easy way to add participants to meetings, work in other time zones, etc.
  • Contacts
    Administer automatisc lookups of contacts in mail, create contacts from mail, exchange groups and contacts, etc.
  • To Dos
    Mini view in the sidebar, …… forslag til anden nem opgaveliste i sidelinjen.
  • Notes
    Easy access to work with and structure your notes
  • Sametime
    Easy way to add contacts and groups, save conversations, practical settings, etc.
  • Sidebar
    Various ways to find and add Widgets, a practical example., etc.
  • News feeds
    Add a news feed from external as well as internal web pages, news feeds about tips and tricks, handling of new feeds, etc.

Teaching philosophy

We use class teaching, and every student works on a portable computer, preferably their own computer.

At the beginning of the course, the teacher checks the level of knowledge of the system among the students and identifies any special requirements. The contents of the course will be adjusted to reflect these findings as much as possible. Therefore, some courses will cover all of the advanced functions above, whereas others will skip some these subjects to focus more on the basic subjects.

During the course the students will work with practical lessons on the computer. This improves the learning process and thus increases the effect of the course.


All students will receive course material ath the beginning of a course. The material contains pictures and desciptions of each of the subjects learned in the course. If some of the advanced subjects are left out of the course due to adjustment to the students’ level of knowledge, those subjects are still in the material for later reference and study by the students on their own.

The course material is based on the most current version of Lotus Notes. It will be updated as new versions of Lotus Notes are released.


The students need to have access to the internet and they must have access to a computer with Lotus Notes installed. In addition, they must know the basic functions of Lotus Notes.

Teaching principles

We focus on explaining the subjects in a “natural” language and not make them too “technical”. The main focus is on the business advantage of using the system – not the tecnical details.


The course normally takes 4 hours but it can be fit into 3 or 3½ hourse if time is a problem, however, the prise does not change.


The course can be held within the EU – so we can get to where your employees are. Please contact us for a specific quotation.