How do I change regional settings, such as timezones, text direction, and days in a work week?

You can set regional options to ensure that your mail and calendar display suits your preferences.

Choose a regional profile for Notes

About this task

Choose a regional profile to automatically set content language, sorting language, alternate name language, and import/export characters .

Procedure

  1. Click File > Preferences. (Basic Notes client users: Click File > Preferences > User Preferences > International; Macintosh OS X users: Click Notes® > Preferences.)
  2. Click Regional Settings.
  3. Click a region or country language from the Regional profile list.

Change your time zone

Procedure

  1. Click File > Preferences, and then click the Calendar and Tasks section.
  2. Click Scheduling.
  3. Select the appropriate time zone from the Time zone list. The default is Local time.

Show an additional time zone

Procedure

  1. Click File > Preferences (Notes Basic client users: Click File > Preferences > User Preferences).

    Macintosh OS X users: Click Notes > Preferences.

  2. Click the plus sign beside Calendar and To Do, and then click Regional Settings (Notes Basic client users: Click International > Calendar).
  3. Select Display an additional time zone, specify a time zone label, and then select a time zone.
    Tip: Specify a short or blank label to minimize truncation of text in the time slot column.

Change the days in a work week

Procedure

Click File > Preferences, click the Calendar and Tasks section, click Display, click Views, and then select your work days under Days in work week.

Change the first day shown in your calendar, date picker, or pop-up calendar

You can change the day that the week starts on separately for the calendar view, the date picker, and the pop-up calendar. The default start of the week is Monday for the calendar view and date picker, and Sunday for the pop-up calendar.

About this task

The date picker appears in the left pane of the Calendar view; it may also appear embedded in other applications. The pop-up calendar appears in dialog boxes.

To change the start day in calendar view, date picker, or pop-up calendar, complete the following steps:

Procedure

  1. Click File > Preferences > User Preferences.

    Macintosh OS X users: Click Notes > Preferences > User Preferences.

  2. Click International > Calendar.
  3. Do one of the following:
    • Click a day of the week under Calendar view starts on.
    • Click a day of the week under Date picker starts on.
    • Click a day of the week under Popup calendar starts on.

Change the direction of the date picker and popup calendar

You can change the way dates in the calendar picker or pop-up calendar appear. This is useful if the language you're using works right to left.

About this task

The date picker appears in the left pane of the HCL Notes Calendar view in your Mail; it may also appear embedded in other applications. The pop-up calendar appears in dialog boxes.

To change the way the dates appear in the calendar picker or pop-up calendar, complete the following steps:

Procedure

  1. Click File > Preferences (Notes Basic client users: Click File > Preferences > User Preferences).

    Macintosh OS X users: Click Notes > Preferences.

  2. Click the plus sign beside Calendar and To Do, and then click Regional Settings (Notes Basic client users: Click International > Calendar).
  3. Select a direction in the Date picker/popup calendar direction field.

Change text direction and cursor behavior for bi-directional languages

If you are using a bi-directional language such as Arabic or Hebrew, you can set the HCL Notes menus and text to read in the direction appropriate for the language, and specify cursor movement appropriate to the language.

About this task

Note: For Notes Basic client users, the Bi-directional tab appears in preferences only when a bi-directional language is available. In Microsoft™ Windows™ 2000 and Windows XP, you can set your operating system to use bi-directional languages, but in earlier releases of Windows you may need to install language locales. Ask your HCL Domino® Administrator for assistance in using other languages.

Procedure

  1. Click File > Preferences (Notes Basic client users: Click File > Preferences > User Preferences).

    Macintosh OS X users: Click Notes > Preferences.

  2. Click the plus sign next to Regional Settings and then click Bidirectional (Notes Basic client users: Click International > Bi-directional).
  3. Do one of the following:
    • Click Right under Menu Direction to display the Notes main menu items starting from the right edge of the window.
    • Click an option under Global text direction to control the way all text in the user interface appears. Click Right to Left for languages such as Arabic and Hebrew. Click Context to use the reading order you set for paragraphs in a document.
    • Click the behavior you want for the text cursor under Cursor Movement.

      If you click Visual, the text cursor will move through characters in the reading order you set for paragraphs in a document.

      If you click Logical, the cursor will move through characters in the order they were entered in a document. For example, if you have multiple words in English and in a bi-directional language such as Arabic on the same line in a left-to-right paragraph, the cursor will move from left to right through the characters of an English word, and then jump to the first character of an Arabic word and start moving right to left through its characters until it encounters the next English word.

Set reading order for paragraphs in a document

About this task

If bi-directional text is enabled in Notes, you can set the reading order for paragraphs in a document.

Procedure

  1. Put the document in Edit mode.
  2. Select the text that you want to specify a reading order for.
  3. Click Text > Text Properties.
  4. Click the Paragraph Alignment tab.
  5. Click Left-to-Right or Right-to-Left next to Reading order.

Show a secondary calendar alongside the primary calendar

Within the Calendar view, you have the option to display two calendars - a Primary calendar and a Secondary calendar. The Secondary calendar is a non-Gregorian calendar. The available selections for the Secondary calendar are Hijri, Jewish, or Japanese six day.

Procedure

  1. Click File > Preferences > User Preferences.

    Macintosh OS X users: Click Notes > Preferences > User Preferences.

  2. Click International > Calendar.
  3. From the Secondarycalendar menu, choose an option.

Results

Note: To disable this option, click None.

Change the method used to calculate the week number footer in a calendar view (and in Day-At-A-Glance in the sidebar)

Procedure

  1. Click File > Preferences.

    Macintosh OS X users: Click Notes > Preferences.

  2. Click the plus sign beside Calendar and To Do, and then click Regional Settings.
  3. Click an option under Week Numbers to select the method used in the United States, the method used by the International Standards Organization, or a method you customize.
    Tip: To hide the week number text, or to display the countdown in days or months instead of weeks, right-click the text and then click the option you want.