Meeting Minutes Quick Reference Guide

This topic provides a reference for the Meeting Minutes activity center.

Click here to download a PDF of the reference guide.


Use the Meeting Minutes activity center to streamline the management of agendas, minutes, and commitments associated with project meetings. The Meeting Minutes activity center synchronizes with Microsoft Outlook to ensure that meeting commitments don’t slip through the cracks.


Internal project team members. External project team members can view meeting minutes from the Info Exchange website (based on permissions).

Tasks covered

        Create a meeting in Project Center

        Create a meeting from Outlook

        Set the meeting agenda

        View the meeting minutes form and send meeting agenda/minutes

        Add minutes

        View meeting minutes on Info Exchange


To create a meeting in Project Center

1.     In the Meeting Minutes activity center,  select Add from the Tasks panel and select the type of meeting you want to create.

2.     In the Create Meeting dialog box enter a Title for the meeting, indicate the Start Date and time, End Date and time, add Team Members invited to the meeting, and other information as needed.

The Type field defaults in with the type you chose when you created the meeting, but it can be changed if needed.

3.     If you want to make it a recurring meeting, click the Recurring button and choose the recurrence details in the Calendar Item Recurrence dialog box.

4.     Click OK to save.


To create a meeting from Outlook

Another way to create a Newforma Meeting is from your Outlook calendar.

1.     Add the meeting as usual from your Outlook calendar. Invite attendees and fill in other information as needed. Instead of clicking the usual Send button, click the Send and Create Newforma Meeting button. This will send the invite and create a Newforma meeting at the same time.

2.     In the Select Project dialog box, select the project where you want to create the meeting and click OK.

3.     In the Create Meeting dialog box, fill in the rest of the meeting information as needed and click OK.

Information created in Outlook will appear as read-only in the Newforma meeting.


To set the meeting agenda

Once you have created a meeting, the next step is to set the agenda.

1.     Click on the Meeting Content tab and check the box to Set the Agenda for the Event.

If the meeting is not open, select it in the Meeting Minutes activity center and select Modify from the Tasks panel.

2.     In the Carry Forward Agenda Items dialog box, choose Yes to copy the agenda and discussion items from a prior meeting, or No to create your own agenda either by typing it or copying and pasting from a Word document.

3.     Use the formatting tools if needed to format text. Click the button in the upper right-hand corner of the tab to expand the panel for more editing room.

4.     Click in the Discussion Items area. If you copy the agenda from a prior meeting, any discussion items are also copied. Edit as needed. You can also add or remove items such as action items and RFIs using Copy items from another Meeting, Identify New Action Items, Remove items, etc. Double-click items to update details if needed, or add supporting documents.


To view the meeting minutes form and send meeting agenda/minutes

1.     If you are ready to send the meeting agenda to invitees, select the meeting in the Meeting Minutes activity center and select View Form from the Tasks panel.  Alternately, you can perform this step by modifying the meeting and checking the View Form and Send Meeting Minutes box at the bottom of the Modify Meeting dialog box.

2.     The resulting merged Meeting Agenda/Minutes document appears. You can Print, or use the Save As button to save the file. If you are ready to send the meeting notice, check the Next Action button and choose Send, then click OK.  This creates a PDF of the meeting notice and attaches it to the sent item.

3.     The Send Options dialog box appears. You can send the document via Info Exchange or email. Select the send method and click OK.

4.     Select the files to send in the Select Files to Send dialog box and and click OK. If Info Exchange was chosen as the send method, the Transfer Files to a Newforma Info Exchange Server dialog box appears with the meeting notice attached. Select the recipients, fill out any remarks and other information as needed, and click Transfer. Complete the Transfer to Info Exchange Options dialog box as needed and click OK.


To add minutes

During a meeting or after it is done you can update the Meeting with the minutes.

1.     Select the meeting in the Meeting Minutes activity center and select Modify from the Tasks panel. Select the Record Meeting Details checkbox in the Meeting Detail with Attendees section of the Details tab. Modify the actual start time and actual attendees if needed.

2.     Select the Meeting Content tab and update, add or remove any discussion items. Enter minutes in the Meeting Notes section.

3.     When the meeting is over and all discussion items and meeting notes are finalized, you can use the View Form task once more to send the updated meeting minutes to all attendees.


To view meeting minutes on Info Exchange

Both internal and external project team members can view meetings from the Info Exchange website (with the proper settings and permissions – check with your project or global administrator).

1.     Log into the Info Exchange website and select the project. Select View > Project Information > Daily Reports. Meetings can also be seen on the Project Calendar.

2.     In the Meeting Minutes log,  click on the Subject of a meeting to view the Meeting Minutes form. Click the Print button to print.

3.     After clicking View > Project Calendar, select the type of view you want (Day, Week, Month, etc.). Double-click on a meeting to see the Meeting Minutes form.

Key features

        View, add, track, and manage project meetings, agendas, discussion topics, and events.

        Keep project teams focused on their highest priorities by efficiently tracking and communicating discussion items and commitments.

        Create meetings in Microsoft Outlook and file them in a project using the Project Center Add-in for Microsoft Outlook.

        Add open action items, RFI’s, supporting documents, and other project items as discussion items for a meeting.

        Carry open discussion items across a series of meetings until they are resolved.


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