A header is typically the color, text, or image that appears at the top of a presentation or embedded application or configuration. A footer is typically the color, text, or image that appears at the bottom of a presentation or embedded application or configuration. (You cannot use headers or footers with pop-up resources or with Web documents.)
There are two types of headers and footers:
Presentations can use either external or internal headers or footers. Embedded applications and configurations can use only external headers and footers.
External headers and footers can be written in different ways, depending on how you plan to use them. For example, if you plan to use only a header or only a footer, all opening tags in the file must have closing tags. Alternatively, if you use both a header and a footer, the header can contain the opening tags, and the footer can contain the closing tags. When used with resources, this type of matched header/footer pair can interact with the resource's alignment property to flow text or images around the resource.
If the external header for a presentation contains a <body> tag, the attributes of the <body> tag take precedence over any background color or image specified on the Presentation Settings dialog box.
When writing external headers and footers, keep the following guidelines in mind:
For example, a header file might include a reference similar to the following:
Using a relative path to the MCS database, this reference would be changed to the following:
|This path is case-sensitive. Be sure to write path references exactly as written above.|
Using a fully qualified URL, this reference would be changed to the following:
Using a relative path to an MCS folder, this reference would be changed to the following, and MyImage.gif would be copied to the specified folder within the \mcs folder:
To ensure that external headers and footers are downloaded to clients and available to other presentation designers, all external headers and footers must be published to MCS.
To modify a published header, footer, or referenced file, you must modify the original file on your PC and republish it. Published headers, footers, and referenced files cannot be deleted using either Presentation Integrator or MCS.
|Publishing External Headers or Footers|
|Specifying a Presentation Header and Footer|
|Specifying a Resource Header and Footer|