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Lesson 6. Working with Databases > Accessing the About and Using Documents

Accessing the About and Using Documents

Even though your mail database is where you’ll spend a lot of time in Notes, Lotus Notes is much more than email. The primary purpose and function of Notes is to be a collaboration tool—a place for you and your co-workers to come together for discussions, sharing, and editing of documents and information, as well as communication through email. The features and functions of Lotus Notes that you learn in this chapter are common to all databases. The mail and help databases are used for our examples, but what you learn here will apply to any other Lotus Notes databases including those created and provided by your company.

Every database contains two documents intended to convey to you the purpose of the database and how to use the database. Those documents are the About this Database document and the Using this Database document. The About document is an overview of the database and how it is intended to be used. The Using document is intended to explain how to use given features of the database. However, these documents might be blank in a given database because the composition of the documents is in the discretion of the designer of the database. Assuming these documents are populated, the About document displays when you open a database for the very first time.


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