Action bar

About this task

The action bar is a horizontal button bar that lies below the SmartIcons bar. If there are system actions or actions you created to be displayed as buttons, users see the buttons when they open the view or create a document using the form.

The Action Bar Properties box lets you set the style of the action bar and its buttons. You can also enable the Domino® action bar applet for Web users.

Procedure

  1. Choose Design - Action Bar. The Action Bar Properties box opens.
    Note: You must have an action open for editing to have the Action Bar displayed in the Design drop down menu.

  2. On the Action Bar Info tab, select one or more of the following:
    • Alignment - lets you choose whether to have the action bar buttons align from the left or the right.
    • Web Access - lets you use the Domino action bar applet so that the action bar displays better to Web users.
      Note: If you want buttons to align from the right on the Web, you must choose "Using Java™ Applet."
    • Show default items in right-mouse menu - lets you specify if the default actions in a view or folder should be included in the right-mouse context menu. This option is checked by default, to include the default actions along with any view-specific actions in the right-mouse context menu.
  3. On the Action Bar Size tab, select one or more of the following:
    • Bar height - choose one of the following:
    • Font, Size, and Style - if you selected Exs, specify the font, the size of the font, and the style of the font (for example, bold or italic) for the items in the Action Bar.
  4. On the Action Bar Background tab, select one or more of the following:
    • Color - specify a color for the background of the action bar.
    • Image - you can also choose to use an image for the background. To use an image, click the folder icon and select the name of a shared image resource that you have created and stored in the database as a Resource, or click @ and specify a formula (or set of formulas). Note that using an image may not be supported on the Web.
    • Options - lets you choose how to present the background image. For example, you can center it, tile it, repeat the image vertically, and so on.
  5. On the Action Bar Border tab, select one or more of the following:
    • Border style and color - choose the style and color of the action bar border. For example, you can choose a solid line border or a border with a ridge or no border at all.
    • Border effects - lets you choose to have a drop shadow border and set its width in pixels.
  6. On the Button Properties tab, select one or more of the following:
    • Button Size - lets you set the height, the width, and the margin for all the buttons on the action bar. If you choose Fixed size, you can specify the size in pixels.
    • Button Options:
    • Button Background - lets you either select a color for the button background or use an image for the background. To use an image, click the folder icon and select the name of a shared image resource that you have created and stored in the database as a Resource, or click @ and specify a formula (or set of formulas). Note that using an image is not supported on the Web.
  7. On the Button Font tab, select the font properties for the buttons on the action bar. You can set the font, the size of the font, the color of font, and the font style.