The GroupWise client for Windows includes the enhancements and new features listed below.
For information about using new features, from the GroupWise Windows client, click GroupWise 7 Windows Client Guide.. For additional information about using the GroupWise Windows client, see the
The appearance schemes allow you to select between Default, GroupWise 6.5 and Simplified. Each of these schemes have default appearance settings. Default has the full Folder list, Main Menu, Main Toolbar, and uses the sky blue color theme. GroupWise 6.5 has the full folder list, Main Toolbar and looks just like the GroupWise 6.5 look. Simplified has the sky blue color scheme, the Nav Bar, and the simple Folder list.
You can control how GroupWise looks by using the individual appearance settings, in order to control what is displayed in GroupWise. You select to display the Main Menu, display the Nav Bar, display the Main Toolbar, use GroupWise color schemes, display the folder list and how you want to the folder list to be displayed, display the QuickViewer, and where you want the QuickViewer to display.
You can control the color scheme for GroupWise. Your selection from the list of available color schemes overrides any operating system color schemes you might have previously used for GroupWise.
Header Controls allow you to select a font size, font color, and reset the header to the default.
The Quick Filter lets you perform a filter on the panel or folder that is selected. The filter searches on most fields that are available in the selected panel or folder, but it does not search message bodies or attachments.
If you have GroupWise Messenger installed, you can now see the presence information for users in the Quick Info. For messages that you have received, the presence status is located in the From field. For messages you are sending, the presence status is located in the TO, CC, and BC Quick Info. You can also see the presence information in the Quick Info for an individual in the Address Book.
The Home View is a quick view of your most important information. The Home View uses panels to display the information in sections. By default, the Home View displays your calendar for the day, your checklist items, and your unread messages in a two-column view.
However, the Home View is fully customizable. You can create additional panels that display the information you need. In addition, you can select to have only a one-column view. This stacks the panels into one column instead of the default two columns. As well as showing panels, you can display your folder list and the Quick Viewer.
The Navigation bar is designed for quick access to the folders you use the most. By default the Navigation bar contains the Home, Mailbox, Calendar, Contacts, and Trash folders. However, the Navigation bar is customizable, so you can add the folders you use the most.
Unicode* support has been added to the subject and message body of items. Now you can write or read messages in most languages in GroupWise.
Use spell checking as you type to check for misspelled words, duplicate words, and irregular capitalization in items you are creating.
When spell checking finds a misspelled word as you type, the word is underlined in red. You can see a list of suggestions, add the word to your word list, always skip the word, or disable spell checking as you type by right-clicking the red-underlined word.
Use Signatures to insert a signature or tag line at the end of items you send. For example, you can have GroupWise automatically list your name, phone number, and e-mail address at the bottom of every item you send. If you have a number of different accounts, including POP3, IMAP4, and NNTP newsgroup accounts, you can create a different signature for each account.
Now you can also create multiple HTML signatures. When you select to use an HTML signature, you have a basic editor that you can use to create the signature. You can select a background, add a picture, add a table, and perform formatting using an HTML Signature.
In addition to personal signatures, your system administrator can create a global signature for everyone to use. The system administrator can require the global signature. If the system administrator requires the global signature, it is automatically appended to all items that are sent. If the system administrator does not require the global signature, it is appended to your signature. If you don’t have a signature, the global signature is not added to sent items if it is not required.
When you reply to a message, you can select how the reply text should appear. GroupWise classic format shows the date before the original message. Include Header format shows the header information before the original text. Internet Standard format adds a greater-than sign (>) in front of the original message.
When an HTML message is received, the images are not shown by default for security reasons. This helps prevent viruses and other malicious attacks through e-mail messages.
To display the images, click the message that states, “GroupWise has prevented Images from displaying. Click here to display the image.”
You can set GroupWise to always show the warning, never show the warning, or check. If you select to check , it shows the images in messages from people listed in your Frequent Contacts address book.
When you perform a search in GroupWise, the text of attachments is automatically included in the search.
You can now create multiple calendars in GroupWise. Each new calendar that is created is assigned a color. When the new calendars display in the calendar view, the appointment background color matches the color of the calendar that it belongs to.
When you print the calendar, the individual calendar colors are printed in addition to the category color.
GroupWise now has support for all day events. All day events are displayed at the top of the calendar view. When you create an all day event, by default it does not mark the time as busy.
End users can now edit a corporate distribution list if they have been granted access. You edit a corporate distribution list in the same way you edit any distribution list or group.
You can now specify the default font and size for the compose and read views if you have text as your default read view. However, if you select HTML as your default read view, you cannot set the default font or font size. The default font and size for reading HTML messages are determined by the message that is sent.
A link has been added to the Help menu that takes you to an interactive tutorial about customizing your Home folder.
You can now check your Mailbox size at any time. In the past, you could check your Mailbox size only if the GroupWise administrator had enabled size restrictions.
You can now quickly add any recipient in an item to any personal address book by right-clicking on the recipient, then selecting the address book to add the user to.
You can change the background appearance for All Day Events, Appointments, Reminder Notes, and Tasks.
When you open an item in a view and print the item, the attachment name is printed as well as the From, To, Date, Subject, and CC information.
You can accept or decline appointments, all day events, and tasks that are sent from Internet enabled collaboration clients. Some of these clients include Microsoft Exchange, Lotus Notes, and Macintosh iCal.