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Notes Migrator for SharePoint and Quest Web Parts collaborate to deliver support for migrating Notes Sections

The best kept secret in Notes Migrator for SharePoint 6.1 is that we added full support for migrating Notes sections.  That’s right, I’m talking about the expand/collapse sections with the little triangles in Notes rich text items.  When we migrate any rich text that contains such sections, we generate DIV tags for the section headers and section bodies in the resulting HTML. 

The problem, of course, is that these tags do not do you much good because, by default, SharePoint does not know how to use them.  That’s where Quest Web Parts for SharePoint version 5.7 comes in.  If you place our rich text web part on your page, all those migrated sections suddenly start working!  Even better, users can continue to create expand/collapse sections in new documents.  Won’t your Notes users love that?

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See this post on the new version of Quest Web Parts for SharePoint.  If you scroll to the bottom, you will see a section “Improved Integration with Notes Migrator for SharePoint” and a really cool video describing what is going on.

Quest Web Parts for SharePoint has always been popular with Notes customers.  Features such as multi-level threaded discussions, dynamic navigation areas, and tabbed form layouts has been helping migration teams satisfy the requirements of their migrated Notes applications (at a drastically lower cost than hand-coding those features) for years now.  Of course it is not just for migrated Notes apps, but is really useful of many other SharePoint development scenarios.

2 responses to “Notes Migrator for SharePoint and Quest Web Parts collaborate to deliver support for migrating Notes Sections

  1. krishna September 19, 2012 at 6:33 am

    Hi Steve, I am able to preserve collapsible regions in SharePoint list. Is that possible to preserve tabbed view from notes to share point? Thanks in advance…..

    • swalch October 5, 2012 at 6:09 pm

      No, we have not cracked that one yet. Quest Web Parts does give you good solutions for rebuilding forms with tab layouts, but there is still no good way to preserve tabbed tables in rich content. NMSP makes sure that we preserve all the data (including tab labels) but not it does not display with tabs anymore. The issue is really with SharePoint and HTML. If there was a way to stored such content, we would quickly implement it.

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