Change Lotus Notes 8.5x to Import PDFs

Mindwatering Incorporated

Author: Tripp W Black

Created: 02/20/2010 at 11:27 PM


Using Lotus Notes
Changing Preferences

Lotus Notes cannot, by default, import a PDF into a Notes Rich Text field. Notes 8.5.x can do so if you edit the notes.ini of the workstation client.

Add the following line to your notes.ini:

EDITIMPnn=Adobe PDF,0,_IW4W,,.PDF,,2,

Note: replace the "nn" above with the number of the last EDITIMPnn currently there.

Thanks to Carl Tyler who posted this on his blog Feb. 2010.
His site is:

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