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Step 2: Edit the Template File

img-61 Illustration 53: Typical Template with Subpart Markers and Markers

Once you’ve downloaded and saved the template file on your local computer, it is simply a matter of opening the file in your favorite HTML editor (MS Notepad, Write, Dreamweaver, etc.) and modifying the file. See Illustration 51 for an example of a typical template.**Technical Stuff: How the Template Works.** As you view the template in your HTML editor, you will see what looks like a “nearly” standard HTML file. The file is wrapped in <html>, <head>, and <body> tags like most web pages. However, the template uses markers to direct TYPO3 to reference and render only relevant portions of the Calendar Base records. Each marker is itself wrapped in triple hash marks such as ###PAGES###. Each of the markers are defined at the top of the template itself for your convenience (release 1.0).

Modifying the template is a matter of combining standard HTML tags with the Calendar Base Markers. In general, the HTML tags dictate the format and layout of your Frontend display, while the Markers dictate what information is displayed. However, the importance of Subpart Markers cannot be overstated. Subpart Markers denote particular subsections of the layout. Subpart Markers are encapsulating markers, that is, they work like opening and closing tags. However, note that the formatting is unlike HTML tags; instead, they simply repeat themselves at the beginning and end of a section and look a bit like a pair of HTML comments:

<!-- ###SUBPART_MARKER### -->
        Your <HTML TAGS> and
        are nested between Subpart Markers
<!-- ###SUBPART_MARKER### -->

In addition, the Calendar Base Subpart Markers are appended with Begin and End comments within the Subpart Markers for clarification:

<!-- ###SUBPART_MARKER### begin -->

Note:Although the convention is to capitalize the name of the Markers, they are not case sensitive.

Most of the modifications of the template itself are self-evident, assuming you have some HTML formatting experience. By looking at the existing template file, you should be able to discern the general syntax of the template itself.

Once you have finished editing the Template file, save it. You may rename the file for your own reference if desired, but the extension .tmpl should not be changed.