Another Lotus Notes 8 question

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Thanks Dvnobles for you help. I will try that. My next question is, when I upgraded to lotus notes 8, I noticed that it looked slightly different when I upgraded compared to when it is a fresh install on a machine that never had lotus installed on it. For example an a pc that has never had lotus notes on it the mail options has; New, Reply, Reply to All, Forward, a picture of a folder, a picutre of a flag, a picture of a trash can, More, a picture of a refrech symbol, and a picture of a cloud for the chat feature. when i upgraded a pc that had an older version of lotus Notes on it the mail features are different. It has New Memo instead of New, Reply, Reply to All, Forward, Delete, Follow Up, the word Folder instead of a picture, Copy into New, the word Chat instead of a picutre, Tools, View. I checked the version on both installations and confirmed that they both are version 8.0.2. Also the install on the new pc has the recall message button and the pc's that had the older version do not. I researched the recall message button and it told me that if you do not see it then the lotus notes administrator had disabled it. In this case that is not an issue because all of the new pc's has the recall message button in the Sent portion of the emails. What may be causing me to have two different looks but have the same versions. I tried to copy and paste some screen shots but it will not let me. I can email you the screen shots if you need more clarification.

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It sounds like perhaps you are looking at one as the “standard” version and the other one the “classic” version? Notes 8 comes in two versions, standard and classic. The standard version is eclipse (java) based and will have all the nice new icons you see. The classic version looks more like the previous Notes 7. This was done to make it easier for users to adapt to Notes 8 and it also requires less memory (hardware) to be compatable with older PC’s. I think this may be why you see 2 different versions. Look under the programs to see if you see the 2 different versions.

—if the above is not correct—
Then it is likely that the mail database on the other client (the one upgraded) is using a previous notes version template. For example, the new client mail file may use the Notes 8 mail template (mail8.ntf), but the upgraded one may still be using one from version 6.5.x (inotes6.ntf, for example). You need to then update the design, if this is the case, of the upgraded user’s mail file. This can be done in the UI by telling the system to replace the design of the database, or from the server using the convert command.

Mike K (SlikTool)
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