Do you have a hard time finding things in Lotus Notes? Do you know when to search a folder? A view? Is it in your mail file or your archive?

As I coach people across MAPMG in workplace performance skills I'm frequently asked if there is an easy way to find things in IBM Lotus Notes.

There is; in fact there are many easy ways to search in Notes. Here are a few of my most used methods:
  • Within a document or view, type CTRL+F or click the binocular icon in the action bar at the top of the screen and follow the prompts
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  • You may sort the contents of a view by clicking on any column header that has a small up/down triangle next to it. This will refresh the view according to that column. From there, start typing what you are looking for and Lotus Notes will display a dialog box and move the selection to the first line beginning with the letters you typed.
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  • In most views, you can also click on the Magnifying glass icon or click on "View\Search" to display the search dialog. Give it a try!
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  • Another useful method to find something is to use the built-in Global Search tool in eProductivity, which makes it easy to search across your mail, archives, and Lotus Notes Reference or Notebook files in one click. No more opening each mail or archive file and searching it individually. Click. Search. Find.
       
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        Note: eProductivity is available without charge to all IBM Notes users at MAPMG. Learn More.

I hope you find this quick tip helpful. If there is a tip you'd like to see or share or if I can be of service, please let us know!

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