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AF#4 First Look: AppsFidelity Render
A simple, quick demo showing AppsFidelity Render used to retrieve data from Notes/Domino via URL. Demo pulls in JSON including rich text rendered in high fidelity, and then displays on the page.
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AF#3 AppsFidelity 3.2: Paste and resize images on the web
AppsFidelity 3.2 works with the IBM Notes Discussion database without any design changes, and can even improve existing documents created on the web. Turn AppsFidelity on and paste screen captures or other images and web content into a Discussion db or any db enabled for AppsFidelity, and your rendering and sizing and borders will be preserved.

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VERSE#1 First Verse: Recording first test of IBM Verse
As soon as I got my new IBM Verse account set up, I decided that the first emails I sent to it should be notable, so I sent some of the tough cases I use to demo CoexLinks Fidelity to see how they render. I recordededA few days after IBM Notes 9 was released, I decided to test the launch of an XPages app from the Notes 9 browser plugin. As I suspected, it did not work, opening instead in the classic Notes view. In general, you should assume that the Notes 9 browser plugin is essentially equivalent to running the Notes client in Basic mode. There is currently no provision launching an XPages app even if the XPages environment (full Notes client) is present or the app is running on a Domino server which could serve up the XPages.

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AF#2 AppsFidelity 3.1: File Attachments in Cyrillic
AppsFidelity 3.1 works with the IBM Notes Discussion database without any design changes. In this brief demo, we show how it works with Cyrillic fonts in both the attachment icons and the tabs of a tabbed tabvle, as well as showing how tabbed tables work with AppsFidelity.

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AF#1 AppsFidelity 3.1: Attachment Icons in IBM Discussion on the web
AppsFidelity 3.1 works with the IBM Notes Discussion database without any design changes. Turn AppsFidelity on and it makes rendering better. One of the most popular features is the attachment icons in place on the web, which is shown in this very brief video.

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CXL#4 CoexLinks Fidelity: Preventing Data Loss in Notes/Domino Email
The high fidelity rendering promised by CoexLinks Fidelity 3.6 is often viewed as primarily about appearance, but it is also about the preservation of data integrity. This demo shows a number of examples where actual data loss occurs when certain elements are sent via email and rendered by either the IBM Notes 9.0.1 client or the IBM Domino 9.0.1 server. Please note, none of these data losses started in 9.0.1, and in fact the rendering is even worse in 8.5.3 and earlier. Also, for the sake of brevity, we did not include any data loss that was dependent on the recipient's email, such as checked and unchecked bullets appearing the same in Microsoft Outlook. All of the data loss shown in this demo will be apparent in any external email or even in IBM Notes/Domino at a customer's server if the email is sent via SMTP.

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CXL#3 Message Store in CoexLinks Fidelity
The Message Store feature added to CoexLinks Fidelity 3.5 allows messages to be stored in a secure Notes database, and a doclink to the secure message added to the email sent through to Outlook, GMail or another external email system. This doclink is handled just as any other doclinks are by CoexLinks, so the recipient can access the email in a Notes client and act on it there.

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NOTES#4 Hide Your Unmentionables: Using Internet Site Rules
In this self-referential lesson, we show how we shortened the URLs on mini-lessons.info to allow links such as http://mini-lessons.info/Notes3 for this lesson. The complexity of the database can easily be hidden.

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NOTES#3 Borders Without Borders: Tips for table borders
Tips and tricks for setting both cell and table borders in IBM Notes. No programming is used, and no third party tools, so anybody can do it. Version shown is 8.5.3, but techniques should work in any version from 6.5 to 9.0.

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NOTES#2 First test of XPages in Notes 9 browser plugin recorded
A few days after IBM Notes 9 was released, I decided to test the launch of an XPages app from the Notes 9 browser plugin. As I suspected, it did not work, opening instead in the classic Notes view. In general, you should assume that the Notes 9 browser plugin is essentially equivalent to running the Notes client in Basic mode. There is currently no provision launching an XPages app even if the XPages environment (full Notes client) is present or the app is running on a Domino server which could serve up the XPages.
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MIDAS#4 First Test of Midas in Notes browser plugin recorded
After my successful test of the Midas Rich Text LSX in the Notes 9 client (see previous lesson), I decided to try it out in the new Notes 9 browser plugin. So, on the day after IBM Notes 9 was released, I recorded my first test with the Midas Rich Text LSX in the Notes browser plugin. Again, it worked beautifully, though we learned a bit more from this test. It was not obvious whether or not an LSX (LotusScript extension library) would work in the browser plugin, but it clearly did. A future lesson may be necessary on deploying an LSX with the browser plugin.

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MIDAS#3 First test of Midas in Notes 9 recorded
The day after IBM Notes 9 was released, I recorded my first test with the Midas Rich Text LSX to see what happened. Simple answer: it worked beautifully.
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CXL#2 CoexLinks Clipper

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NOTES#1 Progressive Disclosure in Notes rich text
Showing a technique we call Progressive Disclosure in a Notes rich text field. This uses standard tables, but with the setting to show one row at a time. No programming is used, and no third party tools, so anybody can do it. Version shown is 8.5.3, but techniques should work in any version from 7.0 to 9.0.
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