ConvertNotesBitmapsToGIF (NotesDxlExporter - LotusScript®)

Read-write. Indicates whether bit maps pasted in rich text items should be converted to GIF format.

Note: This property is new with Release 6.5.

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To get: flag = notesDXLExporter .ConvertNotesBitmapsToGIF

To set: notesDXLExporter .ConvertNotesBitmapsToGIF = flag

Legal values

  • True indicates conversion of bit maps.
  • False (default) indicates leaving bit maps in Domino® format.


Converted bit maps result in the following DXL:

<gif orignalformat='notesbitmap'>gif representation</gif>

While non-converted bit maps are:

<notesbitmap>notes representation</notesbitmap>

On import, GIF files are converted back to Notes® format if the "originalformat" attribute is present.