Embedding navigators in a form, subform, page, or document

About this task

Embedding a navigator in a form, subform, page, or document gives you control over the display of a navigator on the Web. It also allows you to combine the navigator in the same window with other objects. Embedded navigators are not supported in the Notes® client.

Note: For compatibility with previous releases, the reserved field $$NavigatorBody still works on forms. It duplicates functionality now provided by embedding.

To embed a navigator in a form, subform, page, or document


  1. Open a form, subform, or page in Domino® Designer or open a document in the Notes Edit mode.
  2. Place the cursor where you want to embed an element.
  3. Choose Create - Embedded Element - Navigator. The Insert Embedded Navigator dialog box appears.
  4. Select a navigator to embed.
  5. Optional: If you don't want to display the same navigator in all circumstances, click "Choose a Navigator based on a formula" in the Insert Navigator dialog box. When you click OK to close the dialog box, write a formula in the Applications Navigator to display the appropriate navigator.
  6. Optional: Click the embedded element and choose Element - Navigator Properties. The Embedded Navigator Properties box appears. You can then change the alignment, style, or hide the element under certain conditions.
  7. Close and save the form, subform, page, or document.


To change the navigator, click the embedded navigator and choose another from the list in the Programmer's pane.

You can embed multiple navigators anywhere on a form, subform, page, or document, in tables, in collapsed sections, and in design elements having a left, right, or center alignment. Avoid hiding embedded navigators with the "Hide design element from Web browsers" option. Forms with hidden navigators won't display on the Web.

Note: Embedded navigators are not supported in the Notes client.

To delete an embedded navigator


To delete an embedded navigator, click it and choose Edit - Delete.