Known Issues and Limitations
Mail can't be sent by Lotus Notes in Mail Merge on Linux
For standalone Symphony's mail merge function, mail can't be sent by Lotus Notes under Linux platform.
Graphics with text cannot be copied to other applications
In the Lotus Symphony SpreadSheets and Lotus Symphony Presentations, inserting a graphic and inputting text into it, and then copying the graphic to another editor, or to Lotus Notes, the text inside the graphic may be lost.
Forms are not saved correctly in .PPT format
If a Lotus Symphony Presentations document that contains forms is saved as a Microsoft PowerPoint (.PPT) file, and then re-opened by PowerPoint, the forms in that document will be shown as blank rectangular frames.
Spellcheck does not support user dictionaries for some languages
Spell check does not support the user dictionaries of the following language versions: Hebrew, Simplified Chinese, Traditional Chinese, Turkish and Hungarian.
Tables in Notes cannot be copied to Lotus Symphony Presentations
Selecting and copying a table in Notes, then pasting it into the Lotus Symphony Presentations, will cause only the table text to remain.
Installation program in BIDI languages shows in English
Installer doesn't support Hebrew and Arabic languages translation. If the system language is one of these two languages, the installer User Interface will be still in English. But the correct native language resource files still can be installed. So after installation, ,Lotus Symphony has correct native UI language.
The limitations of switching between languages
You can switch from English to any other supported languages. But you can only switch from one non-English languages to another within the same group:
- Group 1 refers to Simplified Chinese, Traditional Chinese, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Portuguese (Brazilian), and Spanish.
- Group 2 refers to Arabic, Czech, Danish, Dutch, Finnish, Greek, Hebrew, Hungarian, Norwegian, Polish, Portuguese, Russian, Swedish, and Turkish.
- Group 3 refers to Catalan, Thai, Slovak, and Slovenian.
With an unsupported language switch, for example from French in group 1 to Danish in group 2, you can get a partially translated Danish or completely English user interface. This problem also exists when you upgrade from a different NLV installation of the same version.
The Package For The Web utility only supports English
The very first unpack progress dialog from PFTW (Package For The Web) utility doesn't support translation, so it always keeps in English.
Animation on child objects in a group can not be pasted
Mark several objects into one group, enter the group and set animations to the child object. When you copy the group and paste, the animations in the child object can not be duplicated.
"Reversing Path Direction" is not supported for animation effect
"Reversing Path Direction" is an attribute for the 'Motion Paths' animation effects in Microsoft PowerPoint. This attribute is not supported in Lotus Symphony Presentations; there will be no animation effect if this attribute is set to 'True'.
File type association can't be set in Citrix
The file type association can't be set by Symphony installation or Symphony Preferences in Citrix environment.
Formula result is incorrectly shown when opening Lotus 123 file
If a Lotus 1-2-3 file which contains formula text in cell with "Text Formula" style is opened by Symphony, the calculated formula result will be displayed.
Save unsupported document type may cause data loss
Unsupported document types can be opened by altering their extensions, but this can cause data loss when the file is saved back. For example, changing a .HTML file into a .SXW file and opening it may result in the document content being lost when subsequently saving the file.
Colors setting cannot be applied or restored correctly
Modifications on colors settings in "File > Preferences" can't be applied by clicking the "Apply" button. As a workaround, click "Modify" to apply the modifications.
After completing modifications, clicking "Restore Defaults" will not restore the default colors setting.
Linux: No "Save as type" option available on SUSE
There is no "Save as type" combobox in the 'Save as' dialog for Lotus Symphony running on the SUSE platform. File extensions need be set specifically to save a file as a certain type.
User cannot Undo if a document is not completely loaded
The "Undo" command does not work when a document is still loading (for example, if the page number in the status bar keeps on increasing), until that loading is finished.
TOC hyperlink in MS Word document doesn't work in Symphony
When an MS Word document with a TOC is opened by Symphony, the TOC hyperlink doesn't work as expected.
Select TOC and launch context menu, choose the "update Index/Table" item. The TOC hyperlink will be enabled.
Hyperlink target may be changed if pasted from Symphony document
In Symphony Documents editor, copy a hyperlink with non-empty frame type to other applications, the pasted hyperlink target will be appended with the frame type text. Then activating the hyperlink won't go to the target URL correctly.
Edit the pasted hyperlink and remove the appended frame type text from target URL. The hyperlink activation will be correct.
Enterprise Management Agent password is not remembered
The password set in File Preferences->Enterprise Management Agent is not remembered after Symphony restarts. The password has to be entered again, otherwise the connection failed warining will appear.
Manually add the following 2 lines to the file: $INSTALLDIR\framework\rcp\plugin_customization.ini:
Some bullets may not be displayed in Numbering and Bullet dialog
In RedHat 5.1, some bullets can't be displayed correctly in the "Numbering and Bullets" dialog due to the insufficient fonts installed in operating system.
Install all the language packages of RedHat 5.1 then all the bullets can be displayed correctly.
Order of animation may be changed after pasting multi objects
Create several objects in one page and set animations separately. Copy these objects and paste to another page, the animation effect order may be different as previous. The pasted animation will be sorted by original object's created time order, not the animation setting order.
Workaround: adjust the animations in the pasted object.
Notice: If the whole page is copied and pasted, the animation's order will be correct.
Red Hat: Toolkit samples will not run in development environment
If a development environment has been set up on a Red Hat Linux platform, and you launch samples in the Symphony Toolkit, the sample plug-ins will not run successfully.
This is a known limitation for the Red Hat Linux platform; please switch to the SUSE 10 platform to run in this configuration.
SLED 10: SCIM 1.4.5 or higher is needed
On SLED 10, text cannot be input correctly with SCIM 1.4.4 using Lotus Symphony . It needs to be upgraded to SCIM 1.4.5 or later.
f32main.exe processes appear opening file with Freelance OLE
If Lotus Freelance is installed and a presentation file which contains Freelance OLE object is opened by Symphony, sometimes many f32main.exe processes appear. The user should kill the f32main.exe processes manually since they will not disappear when file is closed.
Portrait orientation may be changed when opening Freelance files
If a SmartSuite Freelance file which is set with Portrait page orientation is opened by Symphony, the page orientation may be changed to Landscape.
User can modify the page orientation in the page properties dialog
Can't switch to new locale if choosing high performance
Install Symphony, check "Enable performance optimization" and choose "High" option in Preferences page. Close Symphony and switch to another locale then restart Symphony; the UI language remains unchanged.
Choose "Moderate" option in Preferences page and restart Symphony. The UI language will be changed according to current locale. Then choose "High" option to enable high performance optimization.
Language package may not be enabled with high performance
After check "Enable performance optimization" and choose "High" option in Preferences page, install the new language packages. The new language package is not enabled and consequently UI language is not switched to the new locale when the locale is switched.
Uncheck "Enable performance optimization" in preference page and restart Symphony.
ODF file association is overwritten
If ODF(.odt, .ott, .ods, .ots, .odp, and .otp) or OO1.0(.sxw, .sxi, .sxc, .stw, .sti, .stc) file types are selected to associate with Symphony during Symphony installation, then these associations are overwritten on Windows platforms when you install Notes 8. If you want to change the association, please consult your system administrator. The following gives one possible way to change the association of certain file extensions:
- In the Windows Explorer, right-click on a file with the extension whose association you want to change, and click "Open With"
- In the "Open With" dialog, click the program that you want to use to open the file, or click "Browse" to choose the program on a disk
- Select the check box "Always use the selected program to open this kind of file"
If ODF(.odt, .ott, .ods, .ots, .odp, and .otp) or OO1.0(.sxw, .sxi, .sxc, .stw, .sti, .stc) file types are not selected to associate with Symphony during Symphony installation, users can add/remove file associations on preference page.
Some customized Preference settings are not kept after upgrade
Some Lotus Symphony customized preference settings will be lost after upgrading from a version before Symphony 1.0 Beta4. Users needs to recover the preference settings manually. The default settings will remain unchanged after upgrading.
Reconfigure those customized preference settings manually after upgrade.
Windows desktop icon and menu cannot be created in special cases
This problem usually happens when you switch between operating system language locales. For example, On a Chinese Windows XP machine, if the Windows language is set to 'English' via "Control panel - > Regional and language options - > Advanced - > Language for non-unicode programs", the shortcuts on the desktop and Start menu cannot be created by the installation program. You can still launch Lotus Symphony directly by navigating to the installation folder and double-clicking the symphony.exe file.
Symphony freezes when invoking system menu with Jaws running
With Jaws 8 or Jaws 9 running, pressing "Alt + F" then left arrow, or "Alt + Space" to launch Lotus Symphony's system menu, leads to a Lotus Symphony freeze. To recover from the freeze, please press "Alt + Tab" to switch focus to another application, then back.
Please press "Ctrl + Tab", "Alt + F", or "F10" to switch focus to menu bar, then press "Alt + Space" to launch Lotus Symphony's system menu.
JAWS 8.0: Marked words cannot be read out consistently
JAWS 8.0 will not consistently read out words marked by the "Find & Replace" or "Spelling Check" dialog, if JAWS has been started with the operating system. As a workaround, close JAWS 8.0 and restart it.
JAWS: Version 8.0 or higher is needed using Windows
For JAWS users on a Windows machine, JAWS 8.0 or higher is required for Lotus Symphony.
UI labels may be truncated with an ellipsis at the end
UI labels may be truncated with an ellipsis (...) at the end. To work around this issue, hover your mouse over the truncated label text, and the full text will be shown as a hover tip.
Symphony can't be launched in enforce mode under SELinux
In Security-Enhanced Linux (SELinux) platform with "enforce" mode being enabled, Lotus Symphony can't be launched.
Run the following command with root privilege:
- chcon -t textrel_shlib_t < install_location >/framework/shared/eclipse/plugins/com.ibm.productivity.tools.base.infra.linux_< version >/libvcl645li.so
- chcon -t textrel_shlib_t < install_location >/framework/shared/eclipse/plugins/com.ibm.productivity.tools.base.system.linux_< version >/liblog4pt.so
- chcon -t textrel_shlib_t < install_location >/framework/shared/eclipse/plugins/com.ibm.productivity.tools.base.app.linux_< version >/libdesktp645li.so
- chcon -t textrel_shlib_t < install_location >/framework/shared/eclipse/plugins/com.ibm.productivity.tools.base.framework.linux_< version >/libetidev.so
- replace < install_location > with the Symphony installation location, for example /opt/ibm/lotus/notes or /opt/ibm/lotus/Symphony
- replace < version > with the version of the plug-in, for example 188.8.131.5280520-1702
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