The trick takes advantage of pass-thru HTML code. I placed my own <TH> tags in column titles and commented-out tags generated by Domino.
In this example I have documents with fields Name, City and Address and a view with 3 columns: City, Name and Address, categorized by 1st column. Widths of the columns are Name = 65%, Address = 35%.
First of all I remove all formatting tags by resetting font to "Default Sans
Serif", 10pt and set color to black in all column titles
A title text for the first column is (without quotes): "[</TH><!-- " I started pass-thru HTML code with left bracket, closed the first <TH> tag (generated by Domino) and commented-out next <TH> tag. Second column's title (without quotes): " --><TH WIDTH=65%>Name</TH><!-- " First I closed comment tag from previous title then added my own <TH> element and again commented-out following Domino-generated <TH> tag. And the last column's title is (without quotes again): " --><TH WIDTH=35%>]Address" Here I closed previous comment again, added opening <TH> tag then closed pass-thru HTML with right bracket. The closing </TH> tag will be generated by Domino. And here is how the source code looks in a web browser: . . . <TH NOWRAP ALIGN=left></TH><!-- </TH> <TH NOWRAP ALIGN=left> --><TH WIDTH=65%>Name</TH><!-- </TH> <TH NOWRAP ALIGN=left> --><TH WIDTH=35%>Address</TH> . . . As you can see there is no way how to add parameters to the fist column's tag. In the case of categorized first column this is OK, but if you need to control first column's <TH> tag too, you will need to add new empty column in front of it. I prefer to control formatting of pages by style sheets, but is also possible to put additional HTML tags inside <TH> elements or add parameters like NOWRAP or ALIGN to <TH> tag itself. For example the title for Name column may looks like: " --><TH NOWRAP WIDTH=65%><B><FONT COLOR=red>Name</FONT></B></TH><!-- " The code is tested on Domino R5 server.
- This method uses the Designer IDE and not some PassThru or CSS feature to control the size of the column.
In the View Design, change the column header to: MyLabel[<IMG SRC="/icons/ecblank.gif" BORDER=0 HEIGHT=1 WIDTH=100 >]
Adjust "MyLabel" and/or WIDTH= Michel Fecteau
This was first published in April 2001