With a frameset, you can display multiple files in a frame or in one window. You can only add tagged files to a frameset.
In the Report Designer, you can create a new frameset with the command New > New Frameset:
The following dialog window is displayed:
Here you can make the following changes:
- Under Templates, you can arrange the frames horizontally, vertically, or in a custom arrangement.
- In the frame you can define the source and the properties of the source.
- On the sides of the frames you can enter “auto” or you can specify the size in percent or in pixels.
- When you open the frameset, all sources that you have entered before will be displayed simultaneously in a single window.
If you click the Insert File button, you receive the files tagged as frame:
If you click the Frame Properties button, you receive the following dialog:
The checked options for the frame properties take effect only in user mode:
- Hide horizontal scrollbar: If checked, the horizontal scrollbar isn’t shown in the frame.
- Hide vertical scrollbar: If checked, the vertical scrollbar isn’t shown in the frame.
- Hide sheet selector: If checked, the sheet selector isn’t shown in the frame.
- Use for export: In a frameset it can be established only one frame for export as xlsx-Snapshot or HTML. For PDF export, see below. Without setting the frame for the export will be randomly selected.
When defining a frameset, please avoid duplicate loading of files. Files loaded as frames in the frameset should not be defined as resource workbooks for another frame in the frameset at the same time.
By using a frameset, you can create comfortable report controls. See the article Example: Frameset.
Exporting framesets as PDFs
In a frameset, several frames can be selected to be exported as PDFs. You can select the frames to be exported in the frameset properties by checking them with the Use for Export option.
When opening a Frameset in Report Designer, the new dialog Frameset Page Setup allows content to be resized by percentage, in which case the content will be exported in the chosen page orientation and format, or by using the Fit to… option, which currently only allows the 1×1 setting. When used, the PDF will consist of a single page, showing the original size of the frameset content.
Note: print range settings from individual frames will be ignored if the PDF consists of multiple frames.