IsAuthors (NotesItem - LotusScript®)

Read-write. Indicates whether an item is of type Authors. An Authors item contains a list of Notes® user names, indicating people who have Author access to a particular document.

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To get: flag = notesItem .IsAuthors

To set: notesItem .IsAuthors= flag

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  • True indicates that the item is of type Authors.
  • False indicates that the item is not of type Authors.


An Authors item is stored as text and its Type property returns TEXT. Use IsAuthors to determine if a text item is also an Authors item.

The IsSummary property is set to True when setting the IsAuthors property. Therefore, you do not have to explicitly set the summary flag.