There are 3 ways you can search for items in Lotus Notes:
- Make sure that the view you are in is sorted by the column you wish to search by (usually the leftmost column, otherwise the one with the highlighted arrow at the top)
- Begin typing – i.e. if you are in your inbox and you click on the “Who” column, then start typing the name of someone in that view. A box will appear to capture the letters and when you hit enter you will jump to the first line beginning with those letters.
- Hit Ctrl-F or press the binocular icon a the top of the screen (). This will bring up a dialog that lets you search anything you can SEE IN THAT VIEW. It will search on subjects, names, whatever you can see it can search.
- Finally, clicking the Magnifying glass icon or clicking View > Search This View depending on your version of Lotus Notes, will allow you to search by any criteria within the documents (body of email, attachments, to, from, subject, etc.) This is called a “Full text search”.