Using HTML on a page, form, or subform

About this task

There are a number of ways you can include HTML on a page, form, or subform when you are designing. If you have existing HTML or you prefer to use HTML instead of the formatting tools Domino® Designer offers, you have the following options:

  • Convert a page, form, or subform (or sections of the page, form, or subform) to HTML and use the HTML editor to change the HTML.
  • Import HTML, thus using the source of an existing Web page or form as the base of a new page or form. Designer renders the imported HTML on the page, form, or subform already translated from HTML.
  • Paste HTML directly on a page, form, or subform. The HTML stays in HTML format.
  • Enter HTML directly on a page, form, or subform. The HTML stays in HTML format.

To convert pages, forms, or subforms into HTML

About this task

You can convert some or all of the contents of a page, form, or subform into HTML source code and then use the HTML editor to make changes to the HTML source code.

Procedure

  1. Open a page, form, or subform in Designer.
  2. Select the contents of the page, form, or subform that you want to convert to HTML.
  3. Choose Edit - Convert to HTML. The selected contents are converted into HTML source code.

    Because not everything in Notes® has an exact equivalent in HTML, the conversion to HTML is an approximation. You should always check your conversion results.

    If you mistakenly convert something to HTML, choose Edit - Undo Delete to recover. Do not choose Edit - Convert to Notes because the conversion is not exact.

    Note: Buttons in Web applications that have JavaScript™ associated with the Click event are converted to HTML as expected. However, buttons that do not have JavaScript associated with the Click event are not converted to HTML. For the buttons not converted to HTML, choose Edit - Undo Delete so that the deleted button reappears on the page, form, or subform.
  4. To use the HTML editor, place the cursor anywhere in the newly created HTML source code and choose View - HTML pane.

    The screen splits. The page, form, or subform appears in the first pane (in an embedded Internet Explorer browser control) and its HTML source code appears in the last pane.

  5. You can edit the HTML source code in the last pane. Click Refresh to see the results in the first pane of your HTML changes.
  6. Press ESC to exit from the HTML editor.
  7. Optional: To convert the HTML to a Notes format, place the cursor anywhere in the HTML source code in the first pane and choose Edit - Convert to Notes Format.

    Note that the conversion to Notes format is an approximation. You should check your conversion results. If you convert to HTML and then back to Notes, you may get unexpected results.

To import HTML

About this task

To import HTML you must first save it as a file that you can access.

Procedure

  1. Open a page, form, or subform.
  2. Choose File - Import.
  3. Select the file containing the HTML you want to import and click OK. Designer translates the HTML and then adds it to the page, form, or subform.

To paste HTML

Procedure

  1. Select the content you want to paste from the source of an existing Web page, form, or subform.
  2. Copy the content to the clipboard.
  3. Open a page, form, or subform.
  4. Choose Edit - Paste.
  5. Open the Properties box for the page, form, or subform (Design - <design element> Properties).
  6. At the Info tab, check "Render pass through HTML in Notes."

To enter HTML directly on a page, form, or subform

Procedure

  1. Open a page, form, or subform.
  2. Enter the HTML directly on the page, form, or subform.
  3. Open the Properties box for the page, form, or subform (Design - <design element> Properties).
  4. At the Info tab, check "Render pass through HTML in Notes."

Results

When you check "Render pass through HTML in Notes," Domino passes all data on the page, form, or subform directly to the browser. Domino ignores embedded navigators and folders and any embedded views that don't have "Render pass through HTML in Notes" selected.

To include some HTML on a page, form, or subform

About this task

If you do not want the entire page, form, or subform treated as HTML, you can include some HTML on the page, form, or subform and mark this text as HTML. Designer serves it correctly to the browser.

Procedure

  1. Enter or paste HTML on the page, form, or subform.
  2. Select the text and choose Text - Pass-Thru HTML.

Results

Note: Pages, forms, or subforms containing pass-thru HTML may display differently in the Notes client than on a browser. For example, if you create nested tables by using pass-thru HTML, the table may contain more white space when displayed in the Notes client than when displayed in a browser.