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IBM Lotus Viewer 3.5.1 Fix Pack 2 for SDC

The Fix Pack 2 addresses issues with Windows 7. Unless you are on Windows 7, an update is not needed.
  • Home User Instructions: Begin installation by unzipping the files to a temporary location and then running the LFViewer_3.5.1_FixPack2.exe installer file. You do not need to run the other two files.
  • Users on Air Force Networks: If you are using a computer connected to an Air Force Network, you do not need to download the new Viewer Fix Pack 2. You should already have a version of the Viewer software installed. This Fix Pack 2 release is for users who do not already have a version of the Viewer software installed or for users on the Windows 7 operating system. You will receive the update when the Standard Desktop Configuration is installed on your network containing Windows 7 and Lotus Viewer Fix Pack 2. Please contact your Network Administrator if you have any questions.
The AF Departmental Publishing Office (AFDPO) is the controlling authority for AF electronic forms and publications. The use of Lotus Forms Viewer 3.5.1 Fix Pack 2 is now mandated as the baseline for: Windows XP, Vista, and Windows 7 to provide best AF functionality and support. This upgrade resolves various issues with digital signing, improved browser support, printing and more.

IBM Lotus Forms Viewer Support

    What are the System Requirements to run the Form Viewer?
    To run the Viewer, your system must meet the following minimum requirements:
    • Microsoft Windows 95/98/2000 or NT 4.0
    • Pentium 133 MHz processor (Pentium 200MHz recommended).
    • 24MB of RAM (32MB recommended)
    • 25MB of free disk space.
    • Web browser:
      • Netscape Navigator/Communicator 4.0 or higher (excluding 6.0 and 6.01).
      • Microsoft Internet Explorer 4.0 or higher.

    Can I install the Form Viewer as a regular user?
    You must log on to Windows using the correct profile before you can install the Form Viewer:
    • Windows 95/98/ME - The Form Viewer can be installed under any user profile.
    • Windows NT 4.0/2000/XP/Vista/Windows7 or similar mult-user workstation - The Form Viewer must be installed under an administrator profile.

    Do I need to license and register the Form Viewer?
    Licensing or registering the Form Viewer application is not necessary for the Air Force community because electronic forms are individually licensed and registered.

    The Form Viewer application will not open unlicensed electronic forms. If you are prompted for license and key information while using the Form Viewer, you are attempting to open an unlicensed electronic form. Contact the e-Publishing Service Desk if you find an unlicensed electronic form on the e-Publishing web site.

Effective 1 October 2009

The Air Force will discontinue the use of PureEdge 6.5 Forms Viewer/Designer software and support and begin use of IBM Lotus 3.5 Form Viewer/Designer. This software supports digital signature for forms previously created using PureEdge. Those customers authorized to use the IBM Lotus Designer software should contact the Air Force Departmental Publishing Office Customer Services Office at e-publishing@pentagon.af.mil for download information.

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