This page allows you to create front page layouts, or modify existing ones.
To create or modify front page layouts, function right 255 – Maintain News Layout, corporate level is required. By default, users with the Documents administrator or Web administrator role have this function right.
The information in this document is applicable to product update 240 and higher. If you have versions lower than this, certain features explained here will not be applicable.
Click this to save the layout.
Click this to save the layout and create another layout.
Note: This available only when you are creating a layout.
Click this to delete the front page layout from the system.
Note: This available only when you are modifying an existing layout and it is not a Default layout.
Click this to preview of the front page layout.
Note: This available only when you are modifying an existing layout.
Click this to exit.
Select Default or Document to create a front page layout using the default options or by applying a pre-designed document.
Type a unique code to identify the front page layout. This is mandatory.
Note: This information cannot be changed when you are modifying an existing layout.If Default is selected at Use, you will see the following sections/fields:
Type or select a division code so that only the people from that division can access the front page layout.
Type a description for the front page layout.
Select this check box to ensure that documents published as headlines are visible on the front page layout. Type a number at Page size to set the number of news items to be displayed in the headlines section. Select the Include: Picture check box to include any first picture found in the document to be displayed along with the headline.
Select this check box to ensure that links to other front pages are visible on the front page layout. This allows quick access to other front pages, if required. Type a number at Rows to determine the maximum number of rows of news items that should be displayed on the front page.
Select the relevant check box to determine whether news from the Division, Country, or Group are shown on the front page. You can select more than one check box.
Note: These check boxes are related to the Criteria section as explained below. They are used as a “OR” relation.
Select this check box to activate the front page layout. During the creation or modification of the frontpage, the option can be disabled to prevent the front page from being used.
Select a default picture to be used for every news item if it does not have one.
Select a background picture to be used for the headlines section.
Note: You must first ensure that a picture has already been uploaded into the system. This is done on the Documents: Pictures page accessed from Documents ? Setup ? Maintenance ? Pictures.
Select a document for Header, Editorial, and/or Footer to be used in the corresponding parts of the front page layout to customize the different parts of the document. Alternatively, you can also click Customize to customize the Header and Footer using HTML.
Type the criteria to filter the news items that will be displayed on the front page. You have to fill in the prefix "bd" before the criteria. For an example, bd.Assortment = 1 AND (bd.LanguageID = 'EN' OR bd.LanguageID = 'AE') AND bd.Category <> 'Release Notes'. For more information on criteria, see Advanced criteria for frontpage and list layouts.
If Document is selected at Use, you will see the following field:
Select a document that was pre-designed to be used as a front page layout.