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2077403 - Manage Templates - Introduction Sections - Adding HTML Links and Formatting - Performance Management


  • Explains what is supported in introduction sections and what is not supported. Adding links and HTML.
  • Can we add links and other HTML code to our forms? Can we add javascript etc?


 SAP SuccessFactors Performance Management


  • Our product has limited support for custom HTML. For security reasons we limit what can be added so that there is no potential for people to insert malicious code into your programs. Javascript, snippets and applets are not allowed. You may find HTML other than what we list below may work, but please understand we so not officially support this, and therefore it may break without warning. Support will not assist with any code not in the supported list. Any non-supported code not working should be removed.
  • Section intro text supports the following syntax. Although you can add other html tags not shown below and the html version of the form will appear to render the text correctly, the PDF version of the form will not render the text correctly so using only the syntax shown below is recommended. Be sure to include the closing tags as shown below for the html tags.


<b> </b>  bold face using html syntax
[BOLD] - alternative bold face syntax
BOLD must be specified in all uppercase. "pipe" sign | must appear immediately after BOLD, no spaces


<i> </i> - italics

<u> </u> - underline

<br> </br> - html line break
[BREAK] alternative line break - BREAK must be specified in all uppercase. "pipe" sign must appear immediately after BREAK, no spaces

[POPUP] invokes the hyperlink in a pop-up window. POPUP must be specified in all uppercase

Example - [[POPUP|Instructions|/doc/custom/invitrogen/Promotability_Scale.htm]


URL can be fully qualified, e.g. http://…
documents can be hosted by SuccessFactors (if so then URL can use relative reference as in the example above)
if users access documents not hosted by SuccessFactors the user may be prompted with a security information dialog box that says the page contains nonsecure items
"pipe" sign must appear immediately after POPUP, no spaces<a href="http://">hyperlink name</a>
html hyperlink syntax will open in same window as SuccessFactors application
recommend using the POPUP syntax instead


creates a bulleted list. LIST must be specified in all uppercase
"pipe" sign must appear immediately after LIST, no spaces


<img src="/logo/Nortel Step1Role.jpg"> - To insert a logo

<fm-sect-intro><![CDATA[<font size=3, color=2554C7><b><u>PPO Development</b></u></font> - Increasing font size (just check PDF print out to make sure it's clean)


&nbsp - Adding spaces to indent bullets or space text
E.g. 1.00 - 1.49 1 Did Not "Make a Difference" / Did Not Meet Expectations <p>


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