Linking files to Lotus Notes Database

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I am having some difficulty with creating links to files in Lotus Notes. I am able to create the links, but when the source file is changed it is not reflected in Notes. I am testing using Lotus Notes mail, and have been able to highlight a section of a file (e.g. Word document), and paste it into Notes (using Paste Special/Create link), and if I open the Word document and make a change within the section I highlighted, the change will be reflected in Notes.

If I make a change elsewhere in the document, the change is not reflected. Ideally what I am looking for is a way to create a link to an entire source document, so that if the source document changes, the changes are reflected in Lotus Notes. Other times that I have tried, I have created the link, and when I changed the source document, then Notes can no longer find it.

Some HELP!!!

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Linking files to Lotus Notes Database

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To be able to successfully get files linked you need to create NDL FILE. 

  • To do this, create an NDL file and then create linking by doing a Edits-copying as link
  • Open the notepad. 
  • Paste text into the editor.
  • If in Word, then select the area where you want to add the linking then do an edit.
  • Insert an object from the file option;
  • Choose then create option and then go ahead and pick the latest saving on the files.
  • Something to keep in mind is that you can always get to create NDL quickly and automatically if you use database utility websites for Lotus.
  • These simple steps should come in handy to help you sort your linking from other databases to Lotus Notes.

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