Lotus Notes, why do you vex me? November 27, 2007Posted by davegoblog in NaBloPoMo, Personal, Technology.
About two weeks ago, I had a couple of skimishes with Lotus Notes email functions. “We put the *fun* or *func* in your functions.” Anyway, the first was when I attempted to insert the degree symbol (as in ºF) into an email. I checked “Help” on the menu bar, searched for inserting symbols, and was rewarded with some nonsense about Unicode, compose sequence, and extended compose sequence. WTºF?!? Shortly after that, I surrendered and just went with the big F in the email.
An hour later, I was replying to a different email to get a Holiday Roster for our facility, and I selected “Reply to All” instead of just clicking “Reply” button. That normally wouldn’t be a problem except the original message was addressed to everyone in the Technical Division (almost 100 people!). So, now they’re all expecting holiday cards. It was a good laugh, and I only got a few snarky comments. But, really…separate those buttons with something or at least put an early morning warning on them 🙂
I did finally figure out this morning how to insert symbols into Lotus Notes email messages. To add the degree symbol, all I have to do is:
- Press ALT-F1.
- Press ALT-F1 again.
- Type “0-248” and I’m done.
What could be easier than that?