I've done a bunch of searching but am not finding what I think I need.
I'm trying to convert one to many Notes documents (text, rich text, inserted images in each doc) into a single Word document.
What I've tried:
File Export only works on a single, open Notes document and doesn't offer an 'append' method.
OLE - Can't figure out how to create a Word doc that looks like the combined Notes docs. It seems to me that I have to dump over a field at a time into Word and this causes a loss of (more properly a change in the layout) the formatting.
Use LS and RenderToRTItem to combine a set of Notes docs into one big Notes doc, then export the combo Notes doc. This actually does work - sorta. If the number of docs to combine is small (say < 30) this can work. The problem is I have any number of cases where I'd have to combine a couple hundred Notes docs.
Any ideas are appreciated.
In the apps I'm working with, one to many Notes docs displayed in a single category are logically treated as a single 'document' or process (we use Notes to describe how to build stuff).
We do contract work for other companies and they typically don't have Notes.
On occassion, our customer wants an editable copy of these processes and that usually means MS Word.
I can easily create PDFs, but they're not editable in a way that is useful (Adobe forces editing of individual blocks of text - it's a pain in the rear and not something our customers want to do).
I can find no way to convert PDFs to Word.
I can find no way to create one big Word doc from many Notes docs.
Web access is out of the question.
Installing a single Notes client at the customer site is a possibility, but most of my apps use roles and ACLs so local versions don't always work right. Additionally, the one time we did this, we discovered that the learning curve for using the Notes app was pretty steep and really depends on an on-site expert to help teach the new user how to do the edits.
I think that's about it.