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Use

A portal theme defines the visual appearance of a portal desktop. This includes font size, colors, and contrast of the user interface elements of a portal desktop. Themes are stored in the Start of the navigation path Portal Content Next navigation step Themes End of the navigation path folder in the Portal Catalog. Here you find:

  • The themes delivered by SAP

  • Your own custom themes

    Caution

    Make sure that you keep all your themes in the Themes folder (or a subfolder of this folder). Themes must remain in their dedicated folder and not be moved to other locations.

For more information about portal themes, see Understanding Portal Themes .

The following table lists the themes contained in the standard portal content shipped with the portal:

Theme

General Characteristics

SAP Streamline

Uses light blue backgrounds that look good on monitors and newer presentation media, but tend to fade out when displayed through older beamers or LCD screens. It also uses a range of harmonic, similar color tones (mainly shades of blue with different dark-light values) in most elements.

SAP Tradeshow

The primary choice for sales and presentation situations. It offers a stronger light-dark contrast than the SAP Streamline theme by using darker border and background colors that stand out against the light background. It uses stronger shades of blue that display well on all beamers and LCD screens.

SAP Chrome

Offers users an additional theme variation. This theme is neutral in color, consisting mostly of different tones of metallic gray, with the exception of the bright yellow buttons.

SAP High Contrast

Supports the accessibility functions of SAP NetWeaver Portal. It was designed for users with poor sight, to offer maximum contrast between text and background.

SAP High Contrast Black

This theme is an inversion of the SAP High Contrast theme but also uses a number of bright colors for controls such as borders and text.

Prerequisites

You are assigned to the Content Admin role (for editing themes), System Admin role (for assigning themes to desktops), or to the Super Admin role

Procedure

The following table gives an overview of the tools that you use when performing theme-related actions in the portal:

Action

Location

Create and edit themes

You create and edit themes in the Theme Editor or the UI Theme Designer, depending on whether or not you have activated the UI Theme Designer. See Working with the UI Theme Designer.

Choose Start of the navigation path Content Administration Next navigation step Portal Display Next navigation step Portal Themes End of the navigation path and then choose Theme Editor or UI Theme Designer, as applicable.

For more information, see Creating and Editing Custom Themes.

Create folders for your own themes in the Portal Catalog

You can create folders in the Themes folder for storing your own themes.

Choose Start of the navigation path System Administration Next navigation step System Configuration Next navigation step Portal Display Next navigation step Desktops & Display Rules End of the navigation path. In the Portal Catalog, choose Start of the navigation path Portal Content Next navigation step Themes End of the navigation path.

Assign themes to portal desktops

Choose Start of the navigation path System Administration Next navigation step Portal Display Next navigation step Desktops & Display Rules End of the navigation path. Open a desktop and add your themes.

For more information, see Creating and Editing a Portal Desktop .

Assign permissions for themes

Choose Start of the navigation path System Administration Next navigation step Permissions End of the navigation path. Locate your themes in the Portal Catalog and assign permissions.

Themes and Permissions

You assign permissions for themes, as well as for folders containing themes.

In contrast to other portal objects, themes have a fixed repository in the Portal Catalog. They are located in a specific folder from which they cannot be moved to another location.

To access the permissions for themes, go to Start of the navigation path System Administration Next navigation step Permissions End of the navigation path and in the Portal Catalog folder, in the context menu of the theme in the Themes folder, choose Start of the navigation path Open Next navigation step Permissions End of the navigation path.

To distribute theme administration across multiple administrators, you can create additional folders in the Start of the navigation path Portal Content Next navigation step Themes End of the navigation path folder, store your themes there, and assign permissions for the theme administrators for these folders. In this way, different administrators can access different themes.

For more information, see Portal Permissions .