How can I access and learn to use Lotus Notes?

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How can I request a Lotus Notes account?

Is there a training session I can attend to help me learn to use Lotus Notes?

How can I access my Lotus Notes files using the LN Client on another computer?

Where can I find my user.id file?

How can I access LN from home (or another off campus location)?

How can I get a copy of the LN Client installed on my computer at work?

Can I access LN from off campus using the Client program?

How can I access Lotus Notes database applications?



Is there a training session I can attend to help me learn to use Lotus Notes?

Yes! Beginning Lotus Notes training sessions and other workshops are held each semester. To sign up, contact Viv Zimmerman via e-mail at vjzimmerman@fhsu.edu.

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How can I access my Lotus Notes files using the LN Client on another computer?

You will need to save your user.id file on a disk. Go to the other computer and log in using your username (ID) by selecting File, Security and then Switch ID. Browse to select the user.id file on your disk and click Open. You will be prompted to enter your password.

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Where can I find my user.id file?

Your user.id file can be found in the c:\Program Files\Lotus\Notes\Data folder on a PC. On a Macintosh, the best way to find it is to search for any *.id files. If more than one person uses the LN Client on your computer, there may be multiple user.id files. If so, the files may be named yourname.id instead of user.id. It is always a good idea to keep a backup of your user.id file.

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How can I get a copy of the LN Client installed on my computer at work?

Have your departmental secretary submit a CTC Request for Services to the Network and Servers section. If you already have an account, simply request to have the Client software installed and include all necessary information.

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Can I access LN from off campus using the Client program?

The Lotus Notes Client program cannot be used through a non-FHSU Internet connection. You must connect through FHSU's VPN (Virtual Private Network) to use the LN Client from off campus.

Browser access through iNotes may be done using ANY Internet connection. This is the recommended method for accessing your Lotus notes e-mail and calendar from off campus.

If you use Workflow applications or have other special needs that require use of the LN Client software from off-campus, you should consider requesting a University laptop with VPN access.

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