button to open phone message

Posted on 2005-03-13
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Last Modified: 2013-12-18

I have programming experience in other areas (VB, Java, C#) but am pretty much just a plain user of Lotus Notes.  I find it annoying how I have to get through three levels to create a phone message (while I am trying to get it all down quickly while the person at the other end of the phone is talking) (Create/Special/Phone Message really bugs me.)

I want to add a shortcut button which bring up the phone message form when I click it. Wham bam thank you mam.  I don't care how I have to implement this, including programming it, but need an expert to tell me how.  Couldn't work it out myself.

I figure this must be pretty easy for you gurus - if not, then Lotus Notes bites the big one.

Question by:basicinstinct
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Accepted Solution

Sjef Bosman earned 200 total points
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Make a bookmark! For the last time, click Create/Special/Phone Message, then drag the open form's tab with Phone Message to the bookmark bar at the left, and drop it there. Bob's your proverbial oncle.

Assisted Solution

jjpaton earned 200 total points
ID: 13532948
Create a toolbar button (R6 File > Preferences > Toolbar Preferences, Customise, New > button) and use the formula @Command([Compose]; @MailDbName; "Phone Message")
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Thank you sjef and jjpaton.  I tried each of your methods and they both perfectly answer my question.  With this knowledge I am now man of the minute in my work bay, I feel I have become irresistably attractive to the opposite sex, while other men admire me and want to be like me. :)

To be fair I must split the points between you.  I will increase from 75 to 100 points so you both get 50 each.

Thanks for taking the time to share your knowlegde, and thanks to EE.


Expert Comment

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we're glad to be of so much help ... I think   ;)

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