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Changing PI Sheet look

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Iam using Xstep and would like to change attributes of PI sheet like background colour .

Please could you provide me step by step activity to achieve it.

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    Posted on Apr 29, 2013 at 07:24 PM


    Browser-based PI Sheets and Electronic Work Instructions use cascading stylesheets (CSS) and XSL. There are several sources of information that describe how CSS and XSL can be adjusted:

    - SAP Library (PI Sheet)

    - Standard XStep Library, available as download az the SCN Community for Manufacturing. Check Standard XStep (SXS) "Change the Look and Feel"

    - Recorded sessions about Stylesheet adjustments at the XStep Café (



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  • Posted on May 16, 2013 at 07:44 AM

    Check transaction code SMW0, option "Binary data for WebRFC applications". Get a list of *.XSL objects and look them. You can change them using almost any text editor.

    Recommendation: if you are working in a big company, don't mess with those files, because you don't know who should be working with them too. Just create a new XSL by copying PMC_STY_DEFAULTXIE6.XSL and call it from your XSteps (you can do it easily by adding a PPPI_LAYOUT characteristic valuated like:

    <?xml version="1.0"?><LAYOUT><MAINTAIN><STYLE>SAPR3-WR-your_file_name_here.XSL</STYLE></MAINTAIN></LAYOUT>

    You will feel yourself a bit "alone" while learning about XSteps, and XML but when you'll be finished (or you will have finished your work), the results can look very nice.

    (the same process with .CSS to change colours, but we added the .CSS call into our XSL file... just remember to add the .CSS to the SMW0 objects collection).

    And as stated before: join the XSteps Café community!

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