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Welcome to 10 Minute Guide to Lotus Notes 6

This book focuses on the basics of Lotus Notes and Domino; introduces general groupware, Notes, and email concepts; and shows you some advanced features of the program. You can work through the book lesson by lesson, building on your skills, or you can use the book as a quick reference when you want to perform a new task. Features and concepts are presented in tasks that take 10 minutes or less to complete.

If you are new to Notes, start at the beginning of the book. If you've used Notes before, you might want to skip the first few lessons and work from there. Use the Table of Contents and select the lessons that cover features of the program you haven't yet used. If you travel with Lotus Notes on your laptop, the compact size of this book is perfect for fitting into your laptop or notebook case.

Who Should Use This Book

10 Minute Guide to Lotus Notes 6 is for anyone who

  • Has Lotus Notes 6 installed on their PC or laptop

  • Needs to learn Notes 6 quickly

  • Wants to explore some of the new features of Lotus Notes 6

  • Needs a task-based Lotus Notes 6 tutorial

  • Requires a compact Notes 6 reference guide

Conventions Used in This Book

In telling you to choose menu commands, this book uses the format menu title, menu command. For example, the statement “choose File, Properties” means “open the File menu and select the Properties command.”

In addition, 10 Minute Guide to Lotus Notes 6 uses the following icons to identify helpful information:


New or unfamiliar terms are defined in “plain English.”


Look here for ideas that cut corners and confusion.


This icon identifies areas where new users often run into trouble and offers practical solutions to those problems.

From Here…

For more information on Lotus Notes, try these other books:

  • How to Use Lotus Notes 6 A full-color visual tutorial for beginning Lotus Notes users.

  • Special Edition Using Lotus Notes and Domino 6 The ultimate Lotus Notes companion for the advanced user, help desk personnel, consultant, administrator, and developer.

  • Lotus Notes and Domino R6 Development Unleashed The long-awaited high-end reference and learning guide to the advanced features of Domino development.

To learn about all of the Lotus Notes books, visit our Web site at www.quepublishing.com.

For Lotus Notes press releases, technical information, and new product information, visit the Lotus Web sites. The following Lotus sites contain information relevant to the Notes client:

  • www.Lotus.com The Lotus home page, where you can find information on all Lotus products and services, including support and access to other Lotus Notes sites.

  • www.lotus.com/education The Lotus Education site, where you can find course descriptions, schedules, locations, certification information, and Lotus Authorized Education Centers for Lotus Notes and other Lotus Products.

  • www.lotus.com/products/rnext.nsf To learn about Notes features, download a trial, or check out some of the new features.

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