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HTML signature maker

This tip is an easy way to create an HTML signature file that shows a graphic and a link to a Web page.

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Our IT department requested an easy way to create an HTML signature file that shows a graphic and a link to our Web page for a new product. The nsf that was created displays a non-saved form that gets some default information from another form (URL, graphic location and brief text) as well as user information.

On entering the database, the signature displays a frameset in two frames. Once the "Build Htm" button is pressed from the frame on the left, the frame on the right displays the sig2.htm file that was generated by the button.

Build Htm file button on form:

Dim session As New NotesSession
Dim ws As New NotesUIWorkspace
Dim uidoc As NotesUIDocument
Dim doc As NotesDocument
Dim Cdoc As NotesDocument
Set uidoc = ws.CurrentDocument
 Set Cdoc = uidoc.Document
Dim fileNum As Integer, empNumber As Integer, 
I As Integer Dim fileName As String, empName 
As String Dim empLocation As Variant direc = "c:signature" 
On Error Resume Next
directory$ = Dir( direc, 16 )
If directory$ = "" Then Mkdir(direc)
fileNum% = Freefile()
fileName$ = direc & "sig2.htm" 
Open fileName$ For Output As fileNum%
aline$ = "&ltHTML>"
Print #fileNum%, aline$
bline$ = "&ltHEAD>" 
Print #fileNum%, bline$
Write #fileNum%, "&ltTITLE></TITLE>"
cline$ = "</HEAD>"
Print #fileNum%, cline$
dline$ = "&ltBODY LINK='#0000ff' VLINK='#800080'>"
Print #fileNum%, dline$
eline$ =  "&ltFONT SIZE=2>" & 
session.commonusername & "&ltbr>"
 Print #fileNum%, eline$
fline$ = "&ltb>&lti>" & uidoc.FieldGetText
( "title" ) & "</b></i> - 
&ltA HREF='
/'>&ltI>&ltFONT FACE='Arial' SIZE=2&gtPHD, Inc.
 Print #fileNum%, fline$
If Trim(uidoc.FieldGetText( "email")) <>"" Then
  fline$ = "&ltA HREF='" & uidoc.FieldGetText( "email") 
& "'>" & uidoc.FieldGetText( "email") & "</A>&ltbr>"  
Print #fileNum%, fline$  
End If
If Trim(uidoc.FieldGetText( "phone")) <>"" Then
fline$ = "Phone: " & uidoc.FieldGetText( "phone") & "&ltbr>"  
Print #fileNum%, fline$  
End If
gline$ =  "&ltFONT FACE='Arial' SIZE=2>
&ltIMG SRC='prodgraph.gif' WIDTH=108
Print #fileNum%, gline$
gline$ = uidoc.FieldGetText( "htmNote") Print #fileNum%, gline$
hline$ = "</FONT>&ltA HREF='" & uidoc.FieldGetText
( "urladd") & "'>" & uidoc.FieldGetText( "urladd") & "</A>&ltbr>"
Print #fileNum%, hline$
iline$ =  "</BODY>"
Print #fileNum%, iline$
jline$ =  "</HTML>"
Print #fileNum%, jline$
Close fileNum%
tmpG$ = Trim(uidoc.FieldGetText( "tGraphic")) 
If tmpG$ <> "" Then
 Filecopy tmpG$, "C:signatureprodgraph.gif"
End If


You can do the same thing in Microsoft Word Word. Just format your document and save as 'unfiltered HTML.'

—Linda L.


I'm much more interested in knowing how to get the same html-file in both the client AND in Lotus Notes.

—Anders M.

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I not found in my Lotus 8. The folder was create only change the code "direc ="c:\signature" "



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