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Renew the Designer Help

The current Designer Help is less good than the old one (V8.5, NSF) . Only Bookmarks is a good feature .  Searching is a real disimprovement; the results look sometimes as if the sort order was determined by someone rolling dices.

In the old help we could also insert our company specific developer helps (i.e. class description, server structur, ...) and in the Notes Client help our own specific help for our users . That's why we, the developers,  currently use both, an old enhanced Lotus Domino Designer 8.5.1 Help and only if really needed, the new integrated one.  If  it would be possible in general to add your own help pages also inClient helps, Designer helps, etc., our users would have an easy to use and standardised Domino Help Center.

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  • Aug 8 2019
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  • Guest commented
    18 Oct 02:48pm

    Any progress on this? The request is not three years old and even with v12 there is neither a proper Designer database nor a full documentation available.

  • Guest commented
    28 Jan 07:57am

    The designer help database (help/helpXX_designer.nsf) is useless since R9. This also means, that command @Command([OpenHelpDocument]; ...) is useless.

    Please bring back the help documentation the Notes way and update.

  • Guest commented
    27 Nov, 2020 10:19am

    Most developers I know still use the old R8.5 help database for LotusScript development. It's much easier to use. Only for XPages development the new help ist required.

    I also would like to have the old designer help re-enabled and especially updated with the new methods!

  • Guest commented
    12 Aug, 2019 09:23am

    more thoughts:

    - the need for Indexing - given the fact that the content is static - is very Frustrating (e.g. last week, I had to do at a client a few little things on designer on the server -and index was missing, and a lot of folks had to work for this).


    However what I like: The option to Limit search to only certain area (e.g. only  @formula and LotusScript for most of my work).