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Formatting column headings in a view/folder? (Question from a reader)

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Hi, everyone...  I got a question from a blog reader who is trying to do some formatting of column headings in a folder design.  I don't know of an answer to this, but Show and Tell Thursday has proven to me that the group knowledge is greater than any single person's input.  Can anyone offer up any suggestions, hacks, what have you?

I am trying to organize a fairly complicated folder, particularly the column headings.  I have column headings that have up to 3 rows of information and I know how to specify multiple rows for headings in the folder properties, but I am at a loss to figure out how to have the headings break where I want them.  Here is an example:

# of


To achieve this look, I need a couple of carriage returns before the value of "Marketer" in the column heading, and one before "Closing".  By default, Notes starts everything on the top line, which has terrible visual appeal.  My actual requirement for this folder is far more complex, which is why I am not using a view and why I need to control my headings more tightly.  Is there any way you know of to put these line feeds into the text of the column headings?


Gravatar Image1 - Thanks for the input, everyone... this gave the reader a number of options to pursue.

Gravatar Image2 - The only way that I know of is to use spaces, eventually the words will be pushed to the correct lines.

Gravatar Image3 - Addendum:

In re-reading the original post, I realized that my solution didn't address the real issue. The technique is the same though. The first column title would look like this:


Gravatar Image4 - Passthru HTML in the headers only works if it's being viewed in a browser. Even though the client can render HTML in some places, I've never been able to make it recognize passthru formatting in view/folder column headers. Unless there's some trick I'm missing?

Gravatar Image5 - The way to achive this is to include pass-through HTML in the column title. For instance, your second column would be:

# of[<br>]Open[<br>]Quotes

You can also reference Shared Resources image files like this:
[<img src=spacer.gif width=140 height=1>]

Gravatar Image6 - This appears to be a limitation to the Designer UI. I just did a test and found that you can set the column title programatically and include carriage returns. You just can't enter them directly into the field in the Designer UI properties box. The following code works:

Dim session As New NotesSession
Dim db As NotesDatabase
Dim view As NotesView
Dim col As NotesViewColumn
Set db = session.CurrentDatabase
Set view = db.GetView("viewname")
Set col = view.Columns(0)
col.Title = Chr$(13) + "Testing"

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