One of the most common customizations to iNotes that people want to do is replace the Lotus iNotes logo with another image. This article will explain how to do it.
For iNotes 8.5.1 and later, you create an iNotes Extension Forms File, if you don't already have one, and then simply edit the included Custom_Banner_Lite subform. There are instructions in the comments of the subform. To create an Extension Forms File, see the instructions in Customizing the look of Lotus iNotes
. in the IBM Lotus Domino and Notes Information Center.
For iNotes 8.5 and earlier, it is a little more involved. You need to edit the iNotes Forms file: Forms85.nsf for iNotes 8.5, Forms8.nsf for iNotes 8.0.x, etc. The iNotes Forms file is located in the
\data\inotes directory. The recommended method for modifying the Forms file is as follows:
1. Copy the Formsxx
.nsf to a temporary directory.
2. Make changes to the forms as desired in the temporary copy of the Forms file.
3. Flush the Domino server database cache using the dbc f
4. Copy the Forms file back to the inotes directory.
5. Stop and restart the HTTP process on the server using the tell http restart
6. Clear the browser cache.
7. Test the changes.
To modify the logo, you will edit one of the following subforms:
For 7.0 and earlier, and Full mode in 8.0.x
For Lite mode in 8.0.x, and Full and Lite mode in 8.5 and later
You can add a new image file for your logo to the Resources / Files section of the Forms file. Then, in Custom_Banner, refer to your new file instead of dwa-logo_7.gif and set the width and height attributes to the size of your bitmap.
These instructions are for 8.5. You would do a similar thing for 8.0.x.
You can add a new image file for your logo to the Resources / Files section of the Forms file. Then, in Custom_Banner_Lite, refer to your new file instead of transparent.gif. You should also set the width and height attributes to the size of your bitmap, and remove the xoffset and yoffset attributes.
Depending on the size of your image file, you may also need to edit the skin to increase the width of the containing
elements. The skin type for the main iNotes page is h_ListFolder. The skins are stored as files in the Resources section of the Forms file. There are six skins of type h_ListFolder as follows:
Lite mode for IE
Lite mode for Firefox
Lite mode for Safari
Full mode for IE
Full mode for Firefox
Full mode for Safari
The <DIV> elements containing the logo are near the bottom of the skin file:
<div class="s-toppanel" style="width:200px;height:2.25em;">
<div class="s-leftpanel" style="width:200px;">
<div id="e-banner-container" class="s-basicpanel">