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    August 14, 2009

Bloody Blue Borders

A flurry of mails that I had not got to over the last few daze have sparked some blogging activity at last. Got a question, how to remove the blue borders that are appearing around my images in HTML output when I add a link to them. For example:


No its not me as a kid but my 16 and 13 year old ... as kids. Dang they have grown in the last 4 years. The refrigerator is always empty, towels on the floor, water bill through the roof, my car has no gas in it, again - see you got me started now!

See that border, the almighty users are not gonna want that. Its fixable but we kept it a secret, Leslie will get it into the docs as soon as its possible but for now, read on.

In your template:

1. Double click or right click > Format Picture to get to the picture properties

2. In the Web tab put

<xsl:attribute name="border">0pt solid black</xsl:attribute>

3. Save and run et voila.

For the tech heads all we are doing is setting the border attribute on the image to 0pt effectively hiding it.

This is available from onwards.


See, my sons sans blue border, they still don't clear up after themselves thou. Publisher is not that good :0)

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Comments ( 4 )
  • Derk Tuesday, August 18, 2009
    I seems to be impossible to get an if-then-els econstruction combined with a summary
    this works

    but it will fail in when sum (current-group()/EM) = 0 (diveded by zero)
    So I need something like:
    0 then EM div sum (current-group()/EM) end if?>
    no luck so far
  • Tim Dexter Tuesday, August 18, 2009
    Your comment has not come out correctly. Im not sure what the issue is?
  • Alex Thursday, November 29, 2012

    I have a an image embedded using url reference, so I already have

    url:{'http://host.com/images/logo.jpg'} in the Web (Alt Text) tab. How can I remove the bloody blue borders in this case?

  • guest Thursday, November 29, 2012

    Hi Alex

    I think you will need to move over to the field method for images here, https://blogs.oracle.com/xmlpublisher/entry/how_to_improve_your_image ie not use a dummy image and combine it with the attribute approach above.


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