Installing the Designer client is simple and can usually be completed in minutes. This section will summarize the installation process for Designer on a Microsoft Windows PC.
You can download a free trial version of the Domino Designer client from the Lotus Web site. See the developerWorks Web link information at the end of this chapter.
These instructions are intended to be a brief summary for version 7.0 of the Designer client for Microsoft Windows®. Although the instructions, for the most part, are the same across versions, users should follow the instructions provided by Lotus when working with other versions or operating systems. Let's briefly review the system setup requirements.
Supported Microsoft Windows Platforms
Disk Space Requirements
Before starting the installation process, you'll want to close all applications running on the Desktop. This is especially important if any Lotus products are running. Many Lotus products share files and could affect the installation process if they are running while installing the Designer application.
If you already have the Lotus Notes client installed, you'll want to back up a couple files. Make a copy of these files and store them in a different directory (or change the extension of the copied file to .BAK to store in the same directory). These files contain configuration information and could be overwritten during the installation process.
To install the Lotus Domino Designer, follow these steps. Readers should install the Lotus Notes client and obtain a valid user ID file and password prior to performing these steps.
Insert the Lotus Designer CD-ROM into the computer. If your computer is set up to auto-launch, the installation routine will start automatically. If the installation program does not start, click the Start button and choose Run from the Windows Desktop. Then enter the command drive:setup.exe (for example, d:setup.exe) and press Enter.
Figure 2.1. Domino Designer InstallShield startup
A general welcome and installation wizard startup window will be displayed (see Figure 2.2). Click Next to continue the installation.
Figure 2.2. Domino Designer Install Wizard
Carefully read the license agreement (see Figure 2.3). If you agree to the terms, click the I accept the terms in the license agreement radio button and click Next to continue.
Figure 2.3. Domino Designer License Agreement
Specify your name and organization; for example, Joe User and IBM (see Figure 2.4). These fields can contain any text string and will not affect the installation of the Lotus products. Click Next to continue.
Figure 2.4. Domino Designer Customer Information
Accept the default installation directory (which should be C:LotusNotes) and click Next to continue.
Multiple versions of Lotus Notes, Designer, and Administrator can be installed on a workstation. Simply change the default installation location to have multiple software levels installed. Installing in an alternate directory will enable you to run two separate versions of the Lotus software. Refer to the installation manual provided with the Lotus products for additional information.
At the installation options dialog, make sure the Domino Designer option is enabled. Options marked with an X will not be installed. Verify that the installation screen is similar to Figure 2.5.
Figure 2.5. Domino Designer Install Options
If these items are not selected, click on the triangle to the left of the Domino Designer and Designer Help options. Select This feature will be installed on the local hard drive to install each of these features.
Click Next to continue.
The Ready to Install the Program dialog will display (see Figure 2.6). Click Install.
Figure 2.6. Domino Designer Ready to Install Confirmation
When the installation is complete, Lotus displays the Installation Complete dialog box. Click Finish to return to the Microsoft Windows Desktop. Congratulations, setup is now complete!
An Introduction to the Lotus Domino Tool Suite
Getting Started with Designer
Navigating the Domino Designer Workspace
Domino Design Elements
An Introduction to Formula Language
An Introduction to LotusScript
Fundamentals of a Notes Application
Reference Library Applications
Design Enhancements Using LotusScript
Design Enhancements Using Formula Language
Miscellaneous Enhancements and Tips for Domino Databases
Application Deployment and Maintenance
Appendix A. Online Project Files and Sample Applications
Appendix B. IBM® Lotus® Notes® and Domino®Whats Next?