Symphony Icons Look Too Much Alike

: symphony, icons, color
Tim Paque2656 - 07 2008 / (10)

In the effort to 'brand' symphony, the yellow icons are so similar folks can't tell one from next.  Please at least color the inside of the symphony Icons so they are more intuative.

Also since The names are long, and all start with "Lotus Symphony ... " the ... gets ...


Provide a 'skin' for Symphony that mimics the Office 2003 menu structure

: compatibility, office, menus
Craig Wiseman24988 - 18 2008 / (7)

For many users, It's easier to move from Office 2000/2003 to Symphony than to Office 2007, but it would be almost transparent if IBM made an optional menu (File, Edit, etc) that mimicked the Office 2000/2003 menu structure. Corel does this with WordPerfect Workspace Manager, and it's very useful. Link


Stop making me close the property boxes!

: symphony, ui, preferences
Rob McDonagh1181 - 20 2007 / (6)
The Symphony apps all launch with right-docked property boxes open. Don't want them open? Maybe 'cause you're not on a 3000x2600 screen like most IBM people appear to have? Well, close them then. Every. Single. Time. There is no preference. There is no memory of previous choice. There is only ...

Usability issue with desktop icons

: usability
Charles Robinson8913 - 01 2007 / (6)
The labels on the desktop icons on Windows XP get cut off, making it hard to tell the Symphony applications apart. This is compounded by icons that are of such muted colors they are hard to tell apart visually. When paired with the Notes 8 icons it's a wash of ...

Symphony Programmability Overhaul

: lotuscript, javascript, composite, applications, plug-in
John Head1126 - 15 2007 / (6)
I would like to see a complete overhaul of the Symphony Programability Model:
1. we need a way in Symphony to create template and file code, much like VBA is used in Office. It needs to be code that executes when a document is opened or a new document ...

Save directly into a Notes database

: notes, symphony, saving
David Hablewitz15116 - 28 2010 / (5)
From the Save dialog, Save a file directly into a Notes database.  (similar behavior to using the Quickr Connectors).

Add Mail Merge to Lotus Documents

: mail, merge, lotus, documents
Troy Fulkerson746 - 07 2007 / (5)

Add mail merge feature to Lotus Documents.  Sources for the mail merge need to be Notes Applications (especially address books), Lotus Spreadsheets, Excel to start with.


I wish Symphony could read Office 2007 files

: office, compatibility
Craig Wiseman24988 - 19 2007 / (5)

To allow us to really use them as replacments for Office, it seems to me like we'd need to be able to natively read/write:

Office 97-2007

Word Perfect 9 - 12

OpenOffice (not just ODF)




Symphony API integration in Agents

: lotusscript, java, symphony
Andrea Baglioni193 - 24 2010 / (5)
 A way to integrate "" in server-side agents (java/lotusscript).

Text to Columns Needed

: text to columns
Keith Brooks6439 - 27 2009 / (4)
Nothing I use more often when manipulating data but just don't see it in Symphony. Openoffice has it as a plugin or built-in.
If I have missedthe plugin or an option, let me know but if not, please add this.

Provide Online Resource for Presentation Templates

: presentations
Peter Presnell28487 - 26 2010 / (4)
To ensure Symphony Presentations always look first class, provide an online resource containing a large collection of predefined templates not unlike the on-line libraries I can access with MS Office.  Also provide the integrated link to dowload these templates from within the product.

Allow opening of SmartSuite WordPro, 123 and Freelance files in Sympony 3.

: smartsuite, 123, freelance, wordpro, compatibilty, wk4
Clive Grimwood170 - 02 2010 / (4)
This is a plea for you to transfer the Smartsuite read functionality from Symphony 1.3 into Symphony 3. This is most important to all SmartSuite users - of which I believe there are many, me amongst them .... To be honest I'm saddened it was removed as part of the ...

Add abiltiy to retrieve external data to Lotus Spreadsheets

: external, data, lotus, spreadsheets
Troy Fulkerson746 - 07 2007 / (3)
Need to add ability to retrieve external data to Lotus Spreadsheets.  Data sources should be at least Notes Applications, and any ODBC data source.

Font Mapping

: ms, office, replacement, font
Eric Lohry2745 - 13 2008 / (3)
The big problem in reading MS office products in Symphony (or Open Office) is the font replacement.  This is especially true when an unusual font was used in the original MS document.  Reading MS Office documents is a fact of life; so this is crucial.  Example; i opened up an ...

Access Recent Files from Notes Workspace

: open
Peter Presnell28487 - 27 2010 / (3)
At the moment the only way I have found to open an existing Symphony document, presetation etc. from the Notes client workspace is to first select "Open Lotus Symphony xxx".  Only then does the Recent Files option appear in the File menu.  I think it would be much easier to ...

Suppport QuickLook for ODP/ODS on OSX

: quicklook, osx, odf
Eric Larson2099 - 13 2011 / (3)
QuickLook will render ODT content on Max OSX. However, it currently doesn't support ODP or ODS.
Related link in Sympony forum.

Make it quicker

: speed
Carl Tyler5343 - 31 2007 / (2)
Please this thing load so slowly, the requirements for it need to come down and it needs to load quicker

Be able to save from Symphony direct to a Lotus Notes document

: lotus, notes, saving
Scott Cochrane1847 - 12 2008 / (2)
Would it not be cool if from in a Symphony document save as also provided the option to save directo to a lotus database. 
So I create a document, click save or save as and maybe on the Look In option can choose a Lotus application that I have ...

Symphony co-editing

: symphonypost3.0requirement, co-editing
Cindy Kou4950 - 26 2010 / (2)
2 Symphony users be able to co-edit a document/spreadsheet/presentation. The ideal scenario is to integrate with Sametime

Spreadsheet to support external data source

: symphonypost3.0requirement, spreadsheets
Cindy Kou4950 - 26 2010 / (2)


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