Page layout

You use HTML to define the layout of a presentation template in the same way you use HTML to define the layout of a Web page.

This is an example of a possible layout of a presentation template. Although it is recommended that HTML elements (such as tables) be used to specify the exact layout of a presentation template, you do not have to use them. You can layout your page in any way you desire.

Once the layout of a page is defined, all you need to do is reference different components into the different sections of your HTML table. (You can reference more that one component within a single table cell.)

You can also enter text and HTML tags directly into a presentation template. This is useful if you have an element that needs to appear on all pages using a common presentation template. However, if that element will be used on other presentation templates, it would be more efficient to save it as a component.

Example

This is an example of the HTML you could enter in a presentation template to set the layout of a presentation template.

Presentation template layout example
<html>
<head></head>
<body>
<table width="100%" border="0" 
cellspacing="0">
<tr><td colspan="3"></td></tr>
<tr><tdrowspan="3"></td><td></td><td 
rowspan="3"></td></tr>
<tr><td></td></tr>
<tr><td></td></tr>
<tr><tdcolspan="3"></td></tr>
</table>
</body>
</html>

Text and IBM® Lotus Web Content Management tags are then added to the different table cells to create the finished Web page..