Collaboration

Taking a look at IBM Lotus Symphony Presentations

By Greg Shultz

In the first and second installments of this three-part gallery, I took a look at IBM Lotus Symphony Documents and IBM Lotus Symphony Spreadsheets. In this gallery, I'll look at IBM Lotus Symphony Presentations. IBM is promoting Symphony Presentations as an easy-to-use tool that doesn't contain overly complex functions and features you will never need for most common slideshow tasks.

Keep in mind that Lotus Symphony is listed as being Beta 1. However, since the suite has essentially been extracted from the final version of Lotus Notes 8, it is actually pretty solid. That's not to say that I didn't encounter any snags -- but they were fairly minor.

About

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.

4 comments
CarlK2
CarlK2

I am the only person in this college who can open Plan&WordPerfect, 123&Wordpro, and oh yeah Exsell&Wurd. My SmartSuite 9.8 doesn't have the useless feechurs of M$, so work gets done faster. It was ~$250 from IBM worked through NT4, 5/2000, and now XP. And it Saves in M$ formats!

cldavis
cldavis

A very nice presentation. It has encouraged me to go back and review the first two elements of Lotus Symphony. Thanks! Clark Davis cldavis@urbanengineers.com

Richard.vanHassel@net.HCC.nl
Richard.vanHassel@net.HCC.nl

On my computer all the free products work very slowly. Has anybody the same experiance (Windows XP, 500Mb)?

yobtaf
yobtaf

I'm a Mac "Fanboy" so I use Keynote. Symphony looks really creaky to me.