Style sheets

A style sheet ensures that a standard set of styling is applied to a document-style report. You can use a style sheet to add formatting, headers, footers, cover pages, company logos and legal information, and more. Microsoft Excel macros can be used to add any chart, position the chart, delete the sheets based on certain conditions, and more.

Document designers do not have to specify a specific path to a style sheet in the template file. You must enter the name of the style you are using from the Microsoft Word style sheet in the Style name property of an element. The path to the style sheet is entered for the style sheet property when document-style report generators are configuring the template properties in the document specification.

IBM Engineering Lifecycle Optimization - Publishing (PUB) comes with two Microsoft Word style sheets that you can use for Word output. From the PUB_install_dir\utils\word\ directory in your installation files, you can find the style sheets rpe.dot and rpe_signed.dot. Both contain the same styles and macros, but the rpe_signed.dot version contains an electronic signature for source verification.

PUB comes with a Microsoft Excel style sheet that you can use for Excel output. From the PUB_install_dir\utils\excel\ directory in your installation files, you can find the style sheet rpe.xltm. This style sheet contains sample macros that can be used for Excel output.

Table 1. Style sheet types by output type
Output Style sheet type
HTML .css
Microsoft Word .doc, .docx, .dot, .dotx,.docm, .dotm
Microsoft Excel .xls, .xlsm, .xlt, .xltm
PDF .doc, .docx, .dot, .dotx,.docm, .dotm