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Noel_Hendrikx
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Dear all,

With the current theme editor you can change a lot of features in the portal. But you cannot change everything.

If you would like to change the look and feel of non-theme editor classes, you will need to edit property files. Please note: this is an 'expert' mode.

You can to this by zipping and unzipping the portal theme. It takes some time to unzip and zip the files, so I made a batch file for your convenience  (and mine ofcourse :smile: )

Downloading theme-

You can download your portal theme via System Administration > Transport > Transport Themes > Export Themes > yourtheme.

My theme is called dialogtest. I store the theme in a new folder, d:\Noel\theme\dialogtest.zip.

Normally you can unzip the theme, unzip the portal and ur zipfiles and start editing. After editing you will need to watch out if you are packing the right folders. This takes some time to clean up the zip file. I have made a batch file to unzip the portal theme. After this you can edit the properties files and pack it again to upload it in the portal finally.

Changes you will need for the batch files

     1) Change the winzip location to your location

     2) Change dialogtest into your portal theme zip name.

Batch file: unpack.bat - use it to unpack all files before editing


@echo off


SET wzip="C:\Program Files\WinZip\WINZIP32.EXE"


IF "%1"=="" GOTO Usage


echo Unpacking portal theme %1.


echo.


echo Extract Winzip %1.zip to folder %1


%wzip% -e %1.zip %1


echo Changing directory to %1


cd %1


echo Extracting ur.zip to ur folder


%wzip% -e ur.zip ur


echo Extracting portal.zip to portal folder


%wzip% -e portal.zip portal


echo Deleting ur.zip


del ur.zip


echo Deleting portal.zip


del portal.zip


Goto finished


:Usage


echo Usage: unpack.bat filename


echo Where filename is portal theme filename without extension.


echo.


echo Example: unpack.bat dialogtest


echo.


echo Winzip is set to %wzip%


echo You can change the location of winzip in this batch file.


echo.


:finished








Please note: only ur.zip and portal.zip are extracted too!

After unpacking, your folder structure should look like:

Make changes to the property files, images or whatever. Now you can zip the folders via the second batch file:

Batch file: pack.bat - use it AFTER you changed property files. Usage: pack.bat filename

NB. It renames your old theme into dialogtest_old.zip, just in case :smile:


@echo off


SET wzip="C:\Program Files\WinZip\WINZIP32.EXE"


IF "%1"=="" GOTO Usage


echo Packing portal theme into ZIP file %1.


echo.


echo Renaming %1 to %1_old.zip


ren %1.zip %1_old.zip


echo Switching to %1


cd %1


%wzip% -m -r ur.zip ur\*.*


%wzip% -m -r portal.zip portal\*.*


%wzip% -m -r %1.zip *.*


echo moving %1.zip to ..


move %1.zip ..


cd ..


rd %1


echo Done packing, you can upload %1.zip to the portal.


Goto finished


:Usage


echo Usage: unpack.bat filename


echo Where filename is portal theme filename without extension.


echo.


echo Example: unpack.bat dialogtest


echo.


echo Winzip is set to %wzip%


echo You can change the location of winzip in this batch file.


echo.


:finished




Now your folder will look like:

Upload the dialogtest.zip into the portal:

That's all :smile:

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nol.hendrikx - SAP Portal consultant @ Peppie Portals.

Specialized in Corporate branding SAP Portal / Adobe Interactive Forms.

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