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Fri 26 Jul 2013, 04:47 PM
It may be that the day may has passed when "power users" could easily create applications in IBM Notes/Domino. The advanced developer is in the ascendency. I get it.

Still, I think a power user should be able to create a button to ePublish the documents in the current view (rendering the whole form, of course) without getting a degree in computer science. Therefore, even if makes me old-fashioned, this is the LotusScript code it would take to export the main view of the Curb Appeal sample database. It uses the Midas Rich Text LSX V5.0, of course.

Option Public
Option Declare
UseLSX "*lsxrtc"

Sub Initialize
   Dim gcoll As New GeniiCollection("""CurbAppeal.nsf""Listings")
   Call gcoll.ExportToEPub("c:\demo\CurbAppeal.epub""RenderWithForm='Yes' ")  
End Sub

Of course, if that is still beyond them, they could also use the following in formula language with @Midas Exports (but don't tell, as it is a secret):

@DbCommand("Midas""ExportToEPub""":"CurbAppeal.nsf""Listings""c:\\demo\\CurbAppeal.epub""RenderWithForm="Yes");

Easy enough for your power users?

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Wed 24 Jul 2013, 12:51 PM
This is the fifth in my series, Out Of Notes (see Part 1 - The ChallengePart 2 - Capsule ViewsPart 3 - ePublish from XPages and  Part 4 - Linked Collections), which shows how the Midas Rich Text LSX can be used to take data out of Notes either temporarily or permanently. In this part, I show how to export an entire database to SharePoint via CSV (comma-separated values), including both rich text fields and all other fields, as well as all attachments and images. This code has been used already by early adopter customers to export many gigabytes of data to SharePoint. In a very short video, I demonstrate how easy this can be with Midas V5. More information and the script used are at http://mini-lessons.info/Midas12 

Note: Accurate closed captions have been provided, and if English is not your first language, you might want to turn on the auto-translate. I also advise turning on HD and watching full screen so the captions show under the video.

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Fri 19 Jul 2013, 12:17 PM
I decided to make a short tutorial on the techniques I learned when making my daughter's Birthday GIF. This uses Gimp 2.8, a free open source alternative to Photoshop that I like very much. Animated GIFs can be annoying when overused, but they can be very catchy, entertaining ways to make a point if you can create your own. Here's how. More specific details and a transcript are available at http://mini-lessons.info/Gimp18 with all my other tutorials and demos on Gimp and other topics.

  

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Thu 18 Jul 2013, 05:49 PM
I promised a few people that I would do a tutorial on this. Be sure to visit the Mini-Lesson page for this one, as it has the sample .SRT file there.

  

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Wed 17 Jul 2013, 02:49 PM
This is the fourth in my series, Out Of Notes (see Part 1 - The ChallengePart 2 - Capsule Views and Part 3 - ePublish from XPages), which shows how the Midas Rich Text LSX can be used to take data out of Notes either temporarily or permanently. In this part, I show how collections which we use to ePublish or export may include both the documents we select directly and those linked from those documents with doclinks. This makes it very easy to create a working snapshot in EPUB or another format where the doclinks continue to work but point to the other documents included. EPUB is the most widely accepted eBook format, and qualifies as a Capsule View, though it is not as limited as other Capsule Views. In a very short video, I demonstrate how easy this can be with Midas V5. More information and the script used are at http://mini-lessons.info/Midas11 

Note: Accurate closed captions have been provided, and if English is not your first language, you might want to turn on the auto-translate. I also advise turning on HD and watching full screen so the captions show under the video.

Copyright © 2013 Genii Software Ltd.