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Customize Frontpage Search Component

Posted on 2002-04-17
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I'm assuming this *can't* be done, but is there a way to customize the included Frontpage Search Webbot?  I'm mainly interested in changing the font.
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Question by:PaulKorzycki
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by:webwoman
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Yes and no... the template for the search page it returns is usually an htx file. See if you can find that, and if FrontPage will open it. You'll have to be careful, since you can easily break it. Safest to make a copy first.

I use Index Server, but I think the file extensions are the same for the webbot one.
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eWhisper earned 50 total points
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There are multiple ways to change the font for any webbot in frontpage. If you make a default font for the page, table, or cell, the webbot's visible letters will appear in such a font.  (i.e. for html <td style="font-family: Bookman Old Style; color: #FFFFFF; font-weight: bold > )
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right click cell properties > format > font > make font here will also create the above html settings and both
have a result of:
bot's text will be bold, colour #FFFFFF and appear in bookman old style.

The second way is to use the font tags to surround the bot in HTML view:

<font color="#9900CC">
  <!--webbot bot="Search" S-Index="All" S-Fields S-Text="Search for:"
  I-Size="20" S-Submit="Search" S-Clear="Reset" S-TimestampFormat="%m/%d/%y"
  TAG="BODY" --> </font>

would change the buttons to a purplish colour.  you can also include the <i> and </i> tags for italix.  However, all bots are automatically bold, and there is no way to remove this that I am aware of.

eWhisper
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by:webwoman
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That doesn't change the RESULTS -- that changes the SEARCH page.

The results page is a totally different document.

But if they're looking to change the search page, that would certainly do it. ;-)
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by:PaulKorzycki
ID: 6953936
Actually, surrounding the WebBot with the FONT tag *does* affect the font in both the search and the results page.  I also found that if I use a style sheet, I can affect the way the links look.  A bit of a hack, but its nice to have the search engine conform to the style of the rest of the pages.

Thanks for all your help.
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