Lotus Greenhouse

I have had the opportunity to surf into the Greenhouse. It’s a community where IBM allows you to access the latest collaborative technology that is being developed by them.

This community is organized in 2 big sections:

  • Lotus Connections, currently available with the following sections: Dogear, communities, profile, blog that are linked, search and activities that you can schedule and execute.
  • Lotus Quickr (it’s still not available), This tool is composed by personal places and tries to make the collaboration more effective by sharing the information stored in your computer in a easy way. It’s composed by tools as wiki, blog, calendar, forum and other collaboration tools for managing projects.

The idea is to test the different tools that composed Lotus Connections, introduce the problems you have in the forum and share your point of view in the forum or the community.

I showed all features, but my profile don’t work. There is an entry in the forum that announce problems with large names.

I will continue surfing there in order to see the evolution.

Export to PDF with Lotus

This application contains an example of an agent that export some information of a NotesDocument in a PDF file.

I have always trying to have the opportunity to do it. I know that is so late because Lotus 8 allows export to PDF, but anyway, it could be used in previous versions and for web applications.

I was able to create this export process thanks to iText (iText) that offers a a free Java-PDF library.

Take account that the example is so simple, but the API (iText API) is so complete.

1.- create an agent with this code: Code
2.- Go to iText and download the API.
3.- Add the itext-xxx.jar to the project.
4.- Change the names of the fields or create a form with them.
5.- Save the agent.
6.- Done.