11.2 Creating a Style

In just a few simple steps, you can create a style for your page group—or for all page groups if you create the style in the Shared Objects page group. Once the style is created, the next step is to define it. This section explains how to create a style; subsequent sections explain how to define it.

To create a style:

  1. Log in to Oracle Portal.

  2. Click the Build tab to bring it forward.

  3. From the Page Groups portlet Work In drop-down list, select a page group to own the style.

    By default, the Page Groups portlet is located on the Build tab of the Portal Builder page.


    If you plan to use this style in more than one page group, create it in the Shared Objects page group.
  4. In the Layout & Appearance section, click the Create link next to the Styles heading.

  5. In the Display Name field, enter a display name for the style.

    Use up to 350 characters of any kind. The display name identifies the style in the Page Groups portlet and the Portal Navigator.


    In the Oracle Portal user interface, an asterisk (*) indicates a field that requires a value.

    For a summary of the rules governing the naming of objects in Oracle Portal, see Appendix D, "Object Naming Rules in Oracle Portal".

  6. In the Copy From list, select a style that most closely matches the colors and fonts to use in your new style.

    This list includes the styles to which you have access privileges, including shared styles and any styles you created.

  7. (Optionally) Select Make available for use in this page group to make this style available for other users to apply to their own pages, or to use as a starting point for their own styles.


    If you do not see this check box, you do not have style publishing privileges. Contact your portal administrator to request these privileges.
  8. Click Create.

Section 11.3, "Style Element Properties" provides tables that list and describe the style element properties available for items, tabs, portlets, and common components.

See the following subsections for specifics on designing a style:

Additionally, see Section 11.10, "Editing a Style" for information on editing styles.