Styling text for the Web
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Lotus Domino automatically converts its text styles to HTML on the the design body when there is a corresponding HTML equivalent. Bullets, numbers, alignment (except Full Justification and No Wrap), spacing, and named styles are examples of HTML equivalents. Certain types of Notes formatting, such as indents, interline spacing, and tabs are not translated on the Web page code when viewed from a Web browser because there is no HTML corresponding format. Be aware that different browsers may display tags differently, and that not all browsers support the HTML tags that Domino generates.
If the fonts used are not the system defaults (in Windows, Default Sans Serif and Default Serif), Domino converts font instructions to the HTML tag and FACE= attribute to approximate the original font choice. Text may look different to a Web user than it does to a Notes user because the browser determines which fonts to use.
Domino does not use CSS or tags to translate any of its content. Programmers should use pass-thru HTML if they want proper tags generated on their code.
Domino maps the text size you select in Domino Designer to an HTML text size. The following table lists the text size in Lotus Notes and the corresponding HTML size. Note that Domino does not map font sizes to HTML heading tags (H1, H2, and so on).
Notes text size less than or equal to
Maps to HTML size
3 (default size)
greater than 23
To align a column of numbers or to preserve or insert spaces, use the default monospaced font. On a Windows system, the default monospaced font is Courier. Domino converts the default monospaced font to a monospaced font on the Web and preserves any spaces you enter.
Web users see the same approximate text colors as Notes users, but the colors may not match exactly.