Tip

Get flexibility from your outlines

I've found outlines very frustrating in the amount of flexibility they provide in terms of styling and positioning when you don't want to use the Java applet. Following are a number of work-arounds to make them a little more flexible.


1. A bit obvious, but it's imperative you use styling - either a link to a *.css page or some <style> tags in the HTML Head Content of the page or form holding the embedded outline.

2. This one is fairly well known - by adding [</font><font>] before the Label, you can set individual styling for that label.

3. If you hate the way Domino puts in filler images when you specify that you don't want twisties or images, causing the labels to begin too far to the right, then you can set all the images on the page with img {width=0}.

4. Add A:Hover and A:Active to allow for mouseovers without using the Java applet.

5. Most useful - the <font> thing above allows you to specify unique styling for an individual label, but it prevents the mouse overs mentioned above (4). Instead, you can put URL as the Content Type and for the formula, you can put something similar to the following:

"NewRequest?OpenForm" class="NewRequest"  

This allows you to style an individual label, whilst maintaining the ability to have mouse overs.

I hope you can find this of some use.

This was first published in September 2001

There are Comments. Add yours.

 
TIP: Want to include a code block in your comment? Use <pre> or <code> tags around the desired text. Ex: <code>insert code</code>

REGISTER or login:

Forgot Password?
By submitting you agree to receive email from TechTarget and its partners. If you reside outside of the United States, you consent to having your personal data transferred to and processed in the United States. Privacy
Sort by: OldestNewest

Forgot Password?

No problem! Submit your e-mail address below. We'll send you an email containing your password.

Your password has been sent to:

Disclaimer: Our Tips Exchange is a forum for you to share technical advice and expertise with your peers and to learn from other enterprise IT professionals. TechTarget provides the infrastructure to facilitate this sharing of information. However, we cannot guarantee the accuracy or validity of the material submitted. You agree that your use of the Ask The Expert services and your reliance on any questions, answers, information or other materials received through this Web site is at your own risk.