Portlet templates

Portlets Basic portlets Container - Allocate portlets / Edit properties

1. General settings




This chapter provides a description of the settings that apply to all portlet types. Click here for an introduction to portlets.

Name

Title of the portlet that will be displayed in the portlet's title bar in the browser. If you click on the globe symbol, you can enter the name in the various portal languages.

Description

You can provide the portlet with a description here.

Layout

You can modify the layout of the portlet via this drop-down list.

Style class




Custom style classes can be assigned to the portlet here. Custom style classes can be defined in the Design module. There, you will find the entry "Portlets" under Layout area / Structure / Stage. The simplest method is to copy an existing style and paste it again at the same level. Once the new style has been created, its properties can then be modified. When you save the layout, you can enter the name of the new class (not the title) as the style class in the portlet properties.

2. Custom




A custom text can be displayed in this portlet. This can also be displayed as a ticker if required.

HTML

This setting means that the text entered in the field below is interpreted as HTML. Without this setting, normal text will be shown.

Activate ticker

The content is displayed as a ticker with this setting. Click here for a description of the corresponding settings.

3. Favorites




Using this portlet, the most used applications can be reached via a link.

Applications: Available / Selected

Select the applications whose posts you would like to see in the portlet.

Moves a colleague to the "Selected" list.
Moves a colleague up in the list.
Moves a colleague down in the list.
Removes a colleague from the "Selected" list.

4. Login




Users can log in or out via this portlet.

Change password
Opens a page where the password can be modified.

5. Notes




You can write directly in the Notes portlet. If you want to save a note, click on "Save current note to archive". Once the first note has been saved, the following buttons are available:

Creates a new note
Saves the current note to the archive
Deletes the current note
Shows the archived notes



If the title is already in use for another, saved note, then this note can be replaced by your new note by activating the setting "Replace saved note".

Portlet settings


Font size

The size of the font can be specified here.

6. Connector for Microsoft Office

Click here for more information. With this portlet type you can collate a selection of portal applications that can be searched through using the search term entered into the portlet.

Applications: Available / Selected

Select the applications whose posts you would like to see in the portlet.

Buttons in the dialog

Moves a colleague to the "Selected" list.
Moves a colleague up in the list.
Moves a colleague down in the list.
Removes a colleague from the "Selected" list.

The applications will be searched through in the order specified here.

Advanced settings - Show result list in:

You can specify whether the results should be shown in a tooltip, popup or in the portlet itself here.

Advanced settings - Click on search result:

The search results will be shown in the form of a link meaning that the user can click on the result to switch to the corresponding application. You can specify whether the application page is opened as a tooltip, popup or in the main window.

Advanced settings - Display relevance

With this setting, a bar is shown next to the search results that graphically displays the relevance of the result with regards to the search term you entered.

Advanced settings - Remember previous search term

With this setting, the search term last entered will be stored for future searches.

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8. Ticker




News items will be displayed in this portlet. Internet access is required to display news items. If access to the internet is only possible for the server through a proxy server, the connection details must be entered in the portal properties.

Various news services offer up-to-date ticker contents, mostly in the form of an RSS file which you will download from the internet with the ticker. Please note that the contents may be protected intellectual property, and in such cases can only legally be shown with permission from the publishers.

URL

Enter the URL to the RSS file here.

Transformation

You will set how the news items' contents will be displayed.

Activate ticker

Activates the ticker animation.

Height - px (or: auto)

The ticker's height (in pixels) can be specified here. If you select "auto", the height will automatically adjust to the surround container or the other portlets this container contains.

Direction

You can determine which direction the text moves in here.

Speed

Enter the movement speed (in milliseconds) of the text during the transition to a new message. Or you can select from the preset speeds "Slow", "Medium" and "Fast".

Swing

You can select various animations for the ticker from the drop-down list here.

Interval

Enter how long (in milliseconds) the text should pause for here.

Visible ticker messages

You can specify the total number of messages that should be shown in the portlet here.

Pause on MouseOver

With this setting, the ticker will not continue when the user moves the mouse over it.

Contol elements

Displays the elements for pausing and moving backwards and forwards through the items.

9. URL




With this portlet, a website of your choice can be shown on the portal page. If you want to use this portal, you need to create a new instance in the Create new portlet area.

Link

Enter the URL in this field.

Scroll bars

The following settings are available here:

Width / Height

Enter the measurements of the portlet. The width is defined as a percentage in proportion to the column width, the height can be specified in pixels.

10. More information

Portlets: Portlet and grid settings