Taking a look at IBM Lotus Symphony Documents

By Greg Shultz

When IBM decided to extract the productivity tools from within Lotus Notes 8 and make them a stand-alone product, using the Symphony name to jump-start the suite's acceptance as a bona fide office product was a good choice. The fact that the productivity tools, and thus the Symphony suite, are based on OpenOffice, was also a good choice.

The Lotus Symphony suite consists of the three most commonly used business tools: a word processor, called Documents, a spreadsheet program, called Spreadsheets, and a slide show program, called Presentations. In this gallery, I'll take a look at Symphony Documents.


Greg Shultz is a freelance Technical Writer. Previously, he has worked as Documentation Specialist in the software industry, a Technical Support Specialist in educational industry, and a Technical Journalist in the computer publishing industry.