I'll make it short (somehow)...
I'm a VERY experienced Visual Basic developer who was contacted by a prospect who wants to have a small notes application. The notes-network is already there - we shall just use notes as the database ...
So I downloaded ~ 80 Megs from lotus.com (90-day trials) and installed Notes R5.
It was quite easy to create a new database and I was even able to add new records to it from Visual Basic using the COM-Objects after 10 minutes or so.
The problem is, that I have NO IDEA at all on how to design Notes-Forms. I don't even have a clue on how to enter the form-designer. Or do I have to download another program for this task? (after all ... I've seen notes for the first time about 3 hours ago ;-) )
"Design Form" doesn't appear in any of my menus. When activating smarticons (where I can put the "Design Form"-Button) and pushing this button it says "You don't have sufficient access-permissions". (btw. I have "Manager"-Accesslevel to the database)
So please tell me about the little thing I've forgotten ;)
Btw. I'm not running Domino - do I have to for designing forms?
(btw. I know how you feel now ... it must be the same for you as if I'd be asked if you need a Backend-Database to create a Visual Basic client/server application ;))