You can use the same technique to reorder contents of your table. You can move the contents of the current cell, or you can highlight entire row of cells and move it up or down the same way.
To add a new row to your table, you don't really need to go through the menus. Simply put your cursor in the last cell of the last row of your existing table and push the Tab key.
Starting with Notes 8.5.1, you can also enjoy the following convenient table editing options:
None of these features are available in iNotes, except moving text by dragging and dropping, and resizing table columns and rows.
2. Calendar federation and iCAL support
If you are still not using Lotus Notes to keep track of your schedule, you should consider it. You now have even more reasons for it because you can synchronize your Notes calendar with your smart phone (BlackBerry, iPhone, Windows Mobile, Nokia), and you can integrate it with other popular calendars, such as Google. You can use Notes calendar to manage your work schedule, while you use Google Calendar to manage your personal schedule (if you don't want to keep them both in Notes). You can then overlay your personal calendar on the top of your work calendar in Lotus Notes, a solution that gives you the best of both worlds. All this is possible because of the Notes integration with iCalendar standard.
Open your Notes 8.5 Standard calendar, click on "Add a Calendar (see Fig. 2) to be presented with a wide variety of different calendar types to add.
Fig 2. Adding new calendars.
Notes 8.5 calendar federation allows you to overlay other Notes users calendars providing you have been given access to them. If you use Notes TeamRoom for your projects and committees, you can overlay its calendar in your personal Notes calendar. Lastly, you can incorporate any public calendar that supports iCalendar standard (eg. Google public calendars), such as NHL schedule, special holidays, etc..
Unfortunately, when you launch iNotes you will not be able to see any of the calendars that you added in Lotus Notes. However, iNotes has a similar feature which is limited to Google calendars only (see fig.3).
Fig. 3 My Calendars feature in iNotes
3. Instant messaging
If you have teenage kids, you may have noticed that they hardly use e-mail. Their preferred method of communication these days is texting (SMS) and instant messaging (IM). But instant messaging isn't only for kids, as some people think. IM is becoming increasingly popular in the enterprise space. However, you would not use the same software to talk on-line to your coworker as our kids use to talk to each other. Enterprise IM, such as Lotus Sametime that University of Windsor uses, is designed specifically for this environment. It provides greater security and some other features not found in products like MSN Messenger or Google Talk. It is also fully integrated with e-mail and other applications within Lotus Notes and Domino.
The Sametime panel located in the Notes 8 Standard sidebar includes a search bar where you can type someone's name to see if they are on-line, and initiate an on-line conversation (ie. "chat") with them. If you have never used Sametime before, you will need to provide server name (apollo.uwindsor.ca) and your UWin ID password on your first log in. If you check the appropriate boxes, Notes will remember this information and log you in automatically next time you launch Notes.
You can add names of the people that you often communicate with in your Sametime Contacts list. You can arrange them in groups, or add existing groups from our UWin directory. You can also carry on-line conversations with more than one person at the time (ie. on-line meetings).
iNotes is also integrated with Sametime. This means that you can be using iNotes while you are travelling on your laptop or someone else's computer and have online conversations with your colleagues on campus to save on the cost of long distance calls. Sametime is also available for mobile devices, such as BlackBerry.
4. Screenshot Tool
You must have heard the saying "A picture is worth a thousand words". This is certainly true when it comes to describing your problem when you call or e-mail our HelpDesk.
You could save yourself a lot of time and a handful of e-mails going back and forth with IT staff if you could just capture your screen into an image file and e-mail it to the HelpDesk. Now you can! Lotus Notes 8 Standard has a screen capture tool built into the Sidebar's Sametime Contacts panel, and you do not need to be logged into the Sametime server to use it.
Fig. 4 Screen Shot Tool in Lotus Notes 8 standard
Just click the icon and drag your cursor over the area of the screen that you want to capture in an image. In the Screenshot Tool window, you can make annotations on your image. You can draw shapes, arrows, etc. You can then copy your image to the clipboard and paste it into your e-mail message, or you can save it into a file and attach it to your e-mail.
This feature is not available in iNotes.
5. Wikipedia Widget
Lotus Notes Widgets are extensions to the Notes original functionality. Wikipedia Widget allows you to highlight a word in any Notes document (eg. e-mail message) and perform an instant lookup in the on-line free encyclopedia (wikipedia.org).
Fig 5. Right click on the highlighted word, and select "Search Wikipedia" from the menu to perform instant lookup.
This feature is not available in iNotes.
1) "The History of Notes and Domino", http://www.ibm.com/developerworks/lotus/library/ls-NDHistory/