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Status Already Exists
Workspace Domino
Categories General
Created by Guest
Created on Dec 17, 2018

Better support for editing documents (MS Word, MS Excel, txt,...)

Editing files in an IBM Notes application is laborious:

Normally you have to open an Notes document for editing, then you have to open the file for editing. After editing the file you have to save and close the file and then you have to save and close the Notes document. This is really not practical...

There should be a better support for doing this. It should work like in a file explorer: double click for opening/editing a file and saving the file (e.g. in MS Office) should be enough.


There should also be a support for editing files in XPages. It is not practical to download a file, edit the file locally and upload the changed file.

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  • Guest
    Dec 19, 2018

    This functionality may be better applied with additional action buttons eg "Edit attachment" when the document is open for reading or "Open and Edit attachment" when a document is seen in a Notes Views.

    If there is more than one attachment, show a selection list of the attachment names.

  • Guest
    Dec 18, 2018

    Nevertheless editing of Office documents is awkward and in my humble opinion the described feature for the Notes Client doesn't exist.


    - Open a Notes Document for editing
    - Open the file (attachment) for editing

    - Saving and closing the file (attachment) for editing
    - Saving the Notes Document (otherwise the changes are lost)


    How it should work (for example):
    - Opening the Notes Document for editing should automatically open the attachment for editing (instead of editing the Notes Document first)
    - Saving the attachment should automatically save the attachment within the Notes Document


  • Admin
    Thomas Hampel
    Dec 18, 2018

    Both already exists:

    if you want to open or edit attachments by double clicking, just set this Notes.ini parameter using policies

    for editing office document in XPages you can do the same by using IBM Docs as Editor.