There is a new project on OpenNTF to initiate IM chats from selected text in Notes documents. Li Juan Gao from the IBM development lab in China has implemented it. As always it can be installed easily via drag and drop from the catalog.

This Eclipse plugin sample code shows how to perform three Sametime actions (1. chat. 2. show business card, 3. add to contacts) for selected text in a document in the Notes client.

Just select either first and last name, a full Notes name or an internet email address in your Notes document, then right click and choose your action in the context menu as shown in the screenshot below.

Here is a quick demonstration:

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