Another SOS, gang (what's new?):

I just got a new Lotus Notes ID and ownership of a Lotus Notes database in the same week. This was followed by the previous owner 'helping' me tweak the database by essentially making is useless.

All I need, though, is a nudge in the right direction in choosing a Lotus Notes (R5) reference that would make the Dummies series seem advanced.

Thanks, as always -