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Wed 25 Feb 2009, 08:32 AMTweet
by Ben Langhinrichs
- Midas has a bit more history and experience with these functions. Fixing server hints was in Version 1.00 (released in July 1997), while fixing hide-when formulas was in Version 1.50 (released in March 2001).
- Midas has been licensed to over one and a half million clients in 47 countrues, and has been tested and honed under fire by some of the largest, smallest and most demanding companies on the planet for over a decade.
- Midas does not require reliance on the Notes C++ API, which has reported bugs and memory leaks when it comes to rich text handling.
- Midas is available on multiple operating systems for versions R5 to ND8.5.
- Midas does not require adjusting environment variables or installing any DLLs but its own.
- Midas will handle doclinks that are in the rich text (such as those created by LotusScript) and not just ones in the $Links. It will also handle the popup hint and other issues not addressed in the free tool.
- These are but two of the well over 150 functions handled by Midas.
- Robert doesn't have the irrepressible Mike Midas to illustrate the hide-when problem, as in Carrying Concealed (case file) back in 2004.
- Midas does not have to include warnings such as "A word of warning; While the DLL has been reported to be stable, some problems may still exist, and thus you should always make a backup of your database in question before attempting to use this DLL."
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What has been said:
795.1. Robert Ibsen Voith (02/25/2009 06:42 AM)
Don't mean to offend you in any means Ben! Midas is of course MUCH MORE robust and has a bunch of other features that my small and simple DLL doesn't have - of course. I wouldn't hesitate to recommend Midas to anyone as soon as they need real RTF processing power - not at all! The reason for making VCFIXRTF.DLL available, is because people has asked for it, to fix those two small issues. Nothing more, nothing less.
795.2. Ben Langhinrichs (02/25/2009 07:28 AM)
Oh, don't mind me. I updated the post, but I am just instictively touting my own solution. I am all in favor of the occasional fixlet, and didn't mean to discourage you. Keep up the good work!