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When you write mail in Lotus Notes, by default, you use the Notes editor, a word processor built into the Notes software. However, you can use Lotus Word Pro or Microsoft Word to create and edit mail messages.
What it looks like
When Notes is set up to use Lotus Word Pro or Microsoft Word, Notes shows most of that word processor's menu commands and toolbars.
This is using Lotus Word Pro to write an e-mail:
If you send mail to someone, and he or she has the word processor you used to create a mail message, Notes shows the message using that word processor. Otherwise, it is shown using the Notes editor. If you use word processor features not available in the Notes editor, they display differently.
You cannot attach a file to a message using a word processor.
How to set it up
- In Notes, Click File > Preferences, click the plus sign beside Mail, and then click Sending and Receiving.
Macintosh OS X users: Click Lotus Notes > Preferences, click the plus sign beside Mail, and then click Sending and Receiving.
In Basic Notes, click File > Preferences > User Preferences, and then click Mail.
Basic Notes on Macintosh OS X: Click Lotus Notes > Preferences > User Preferences, and then click Mail.
- Select the word processor in the Alternate message editor field. Select None to use the Notes editor. If you do not see other options, Lotus Word Pro and Microsoft Word are not installed.
- Click OK.
How to use it
Open your mail, and then click Create > Mail > Word Pro Memo
or Create > Mail > Word Memo
. In 8.5 and 8.5.1, click Create > Word Pro Memo
or Create > Word Memo