Lotes Nuts does not support calendar files from outside the Lotes Nuts application



  • Just got an email for an event with an .ICS attachment that has a link for Outlook Calender, Lotus Notes Calendar, and Google Calendar. Clicking on Lotus Notes Calendar gives the following:

    Lotus Notes does not support opening .ics attachments (Ical) from outside the Lotus Notes application. IBM recommends that the user drag and drop the meeting file onto the Calendar.

    Instructions are provided below for saving a meeting invitation into a Lotus Notes 8.0 Calendar:

    Click the 'Outlook Calendar' link.
    If you are using Internet Explorer, you will be prompted 'Do you want to save this file, or find a program online to open it?' Click the 'Save' button to save it to your computer.
    If you are using Mozilla Firefox, you will be prompted 'What should Firefox do with this file?' Click 'Save to Disk' to save it to your computer.
    Drag the saved meeting file to your Lotus Notes application.
    The 'Import Calendar' window will be displayed. Enter the 'Calendar Name'. It is recommended that you use the same Calendar Name, such as 'Meeting Invitation', each time you import a meeting to your Lotus Notes Calendar. Click 'OK' and the meeting will be added to your Calendar.

    It supports drag and drop, but not file association? WTF?



  • Lotus Notes? Did we just go back a decade?



  • Some employers are still in the last century.


  • BINNED

    I was threatened recently with a possibility of integrating bits of our callcenter functionality with Notes.

    I pray it never happens. Might even turn me religious if it saves me from the horror.



  • TL;DR:

    Lotus. WTF.



  • I have an accounting client who insists on all her computers having Lotus 1-2-3. She despises using Excel so much that I never even bothered trying to convince her otherwise. Luckily, whenever anything breaks I can just point at the spreadsheet software from the last millennium.



  • @scrib said:

    Lotus 1-2-3

    A fine product in its day. Too bad Notes ruined the word.



  • What has 1-2-3 anything to do with Notes? It was a fine piece of software (like WordPress WordPerfect) ruined by profits and bad business decisions (like Novell believening they could compete with MS Office)



  • @Eldelshell said:

    What has 1-2-3 anything to do with Notes? It was a fine piece of software (like WordPress) ruined by profits and bad business decisions (like Novell believening they could compete with MS Office)

    Both made by Lotus!


    Filed under: what's my prize?


  • Discourse touched me in a no-no place

    @chubertdev said:

    Lotus Notes? Did we just go back a decade?

    Ooh! Someone should track down that guy from the old CS thread and try to get him here and explain for us!



  • @Eldelshell said:

    WordPress

    WordPerfect?



  • @Eldelshell said:

    What has 1-2-3 anything to do with Notes? It was a fine piece of software (like WordPress) ruined by profits and bad business decisions (like Novell believening they could compete with MS Office)

    [s]It has compatibility issues with Windows 7. Not so bad now as it used to be, when your entire desktop had to turn off all graphics acceleration to run it (I believe MS's compatibility department actually fixed that), but it still has issues with DPI scaling (granted that many programs do, they just usually aren't first-tier anymore). The SmartSuite taskbar is a bad joke, one of those things either management or an over-ambitious designer includes that introduces that later haunts everyone who doesn't figure out how to remove it from startup. I've never debugged it so I don't know if it has stability issues, but I never fully trust a machine that runs it.[/s]

    It's just old and it smells funny.



  • @FrostCat said:

    Ooh! Someone should track down that guy from the old CS thread and try to get him here and explain for us!

    This one?: https://twitter.com/matnewman

    THE IBM Lotus Notes Guy. Productivity Guru. Social Evangelist. IBM Champion. IBMer. Collaboration Executive for ASEAN.

    From: Lotus Notes: Spearheading the social/mobile web revolution!



  • I love how the boxing gloves make him look puny.



  • @boomzilla said:

    I love how the boxing gloves make him look puny.

    I'm not sure it's the boxing gloves doing that...



  • Well...there's nothing else in the picture to give a sense of scale.



  • The earth behind him makes him look huge.


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