发表于 2009-10-7 23:54:02
What's New in Lotus Notes 8.5?|
The following table lists features new to IBM® Lotus Notes® 8.5 and tells you how to get started using them.
Table 1. New Features in Lotus Notes 8.5 Feature
How do I use it?
Context menus streamlined for mail, contacts, and to do views
Right-click documents in any of these views, and you see a more concise menu with options relevant to the context. Additionally, you can right-click documents to mark them read or unread.
You can navigate Notes preference fields using the Tab key.
Automatically compress images pasted into documents. Bitmap (.bmp) images that are imported into a Notes document are compressed; bitmap images that are pasted into a Notes document are converted to a .gif or .jpg format.Click File > Preferences, click Basic Notes Client Configuration, and then click the appropriate setting under Additional options. (The setting is selected by default.)
Drag and drop
Between rich text fields in Notes documents (Windows® only)
Drag Sametime® names or groups to Notes name fields and rich text fields
Drag names from external applications to Notes name fields
Drag Search results from desktop search or IBM Lotus® Connections search to Notes documents
You can view and import Microsoft® Office 2007, Office 98-2003, and Symphony attachments, and you can perform a full text search on them.
Search has an enhanced look in the toolbar, as well as a new Web-style user interface for search results in desktop search and Lotus Connections.
Your Domino® administrator can set you up to log into any available Notes client and use your contacts, bookmarks, feeds, notebook, dictionary, and various preferences. When using a file server as your roaming server, a new Roaming preference panel is available.
Widgets and Live Text
Notes 8.0.1 introduced the Widgets and Live Text feature, which was initially documented only in the Domino 8.0.1 Administrator help information center. Documentation for the Notes end user and power user is now available in this Notes help.
Revised Notes start-up sequence
The Notes start-up sequence has been reordered as part of performance enhancement. You are now prompted to log in using your Notes password before Notes appears on-screen.
Type-ahead includes all e-mail addresses stored in a person's contact entry
To select an alternate e-mail address, when you begin typing a name, select Other E-mail Addresses from the menu that appears. The more frequently used addresses display at the top of the list.
Folder column in mail All Documents view
A new Folder column in the mail All Documents view displays any mail folders that a document is in.
Roaming rich text mail signatures
If you specify a mail signature in your mail preferences, it is stored in your mail file so that it is available on any computer where you use Notes.
Add activities, private or public Google calendars, an iCalendar feed, another Notes user's calendar, or a Notes application's calendar (such as a Notes TeamRoom's calendar)
In the Views panel of the calendar navigator, click My Calendars, click Add a Calendar, and so on. To display or hide the added calendar's entries, select or deselect the check box beside the calendar's name under My Calendars.
Horizontal scroll bar for calendar views
When all of the header information for calendar entries cannot be displayed completely on a day in a calendar view, the day displays a horizontal scroll bar. You can use a mouse or a keyboard's left and right arrow keys to scroll with the bar and display the rest of the header information for calendar entries.
Compatibility mode for repeating meeting invitations
A new meeting invitation option, Some invitees use other mail programs, limits the set of actions allowed on repeating meetings to accommodate invitees who might be using mail programs that cannot handle more complex repeating meeting actions. Note that this option may or may not appear or be changeable depending on how administrators set up the compatibility mode.
Composite Application Editor
Use container components to create specific types of applications.
Container components provide the framework for rapidly building particular types of applications, such as a Web application. Add a container component from the component palette to the workspace for a composite application, and then wire it from the Landmarks tab of the component property editor.
Add components to the sidebar
Drag components from the Component Palette or from the workspace to the right or left sidebar area. Wire the sidebar components so they can interact with other components in the application.
Support for Live Text integration
From the Wiring tab on the component property editor you can associate particular content types with actions to execute when users click the text in an application.
Import and export contacts
To import external contacts to your Notes Contacts, from Contacts, click File > Import Contacts. If field remapping is required, it can be done first or in Contacts after the import.
To export contacts (and now filter which contacts and fields to export), from Contacts, click File > Export > Contacts.
Forward contacts as a vCard
From Contacts, select the contacts you want to forward as a vCard and click Forward vCard.
Adding international sets of alphabet tabs
Click the menu icon at the top of the tabs column. Choose from Greek, Hebrew, Arabic, Thai, Vietnamese, Japanese, or Cyrillic.
New Notebook (formerly Personal Journal template)
The Personal Journal template has a new name and a new look. For more information, see the About this Application and Using this Application documents available from the Notebook application Help menu.
Help if you forget your password
If you forget your password, click Forgot your password? at Notes login to see instructions from your administrator describing how to get a new one.
Option to eliminate Notes password prompts
Your administrator may enable you to log in to Notes using your operating system login (Notes shared login). In this case, you can start Notes without providing a Notes password. All you have to do is log in to Microsoft Windows using your Windows password. This feature is an improvement over the Client Single Logon feature available previously because no sychronization of the Windows and Notes passwords is done. Your administrator may require you to use this feature, or give you the option to use it. To enable it yourself if your administrator allows you to, click File > Security > User Security and select Login to Notes using your operating system login.
Displays a list of the recent updates made to your activities.
View Activities to-do items in Calendar
From the navigation pane, expand My Calendars, click Add a Calendar, and then choose Activities.
Add custom fields to entries
Click Add custom fields when creating an entry to add text, date, or name fields to an entry.
Edit field labels
Click the label of a file attachment, bookmark, or custom field to change its name.
Add multiple fields
Add multiple file attachment, bookmark, or custom fields to a single entry.
Note: Some of these features are only available if your organization has a license for the IBM Lotus Sametime standard software.
Drag messages to add names to your Sametime Contacts list.
You can drag a mail message to any personal group in your Sametime Contacts list and add all the members of the group to your list at one time. This can also be done with calendar and to do entries that have recipients (such as meetings and group to do assignments) and with Contacts entries.
New tools to annotate screen captures.
At the top of your Sametime Contacts list of contacts or in a chat window, click the screen capture icon.
Ability to save screen capture as an image
At the top of your Sametime Contacts list of contacts or in a chat window, click the screen capture icon and take the screen capture. Click File > Save Image.
Option to include date stamps in text chats
Click File > Preferences > Sametime > Chat Window.
Consolidated event notifications preferences settings
Click File > Preferences > Sametime > Notifications.
Prevent accidentally starting chats with more than a specified number of people.
Click File > Preferences > Sametime > Contact List.
New options for Single Sign-On (SS0).
Click File > Preferences > Sametime > Server Communties. Then click a server community.
Ability to select your preferred audio device.
At the top of your Sametime Contacts list of contacts, click the preferred device icon.
In addition, there is optional integration with Microsoft Office and Outlook and easy migration of installed plugins from one release to the next.