Providing content for a frame

About this task

When you first create a frameset, the text "No content" appears in each frame. To provide content for a frame in a frameset, you can do the following:


  1. Select a frame in the frameset.
  2. Choose Frame - Frame properties. The Frame Properties box appears.
  3. On the Basics tab, provide a name for the frame.

    Make sure that each frame has a unique name. Using the same name for frames in different framesets is not recommended. For example, if you have a frame named Banner in more than one frameset, you may get unexpected results when you set it as a target frame.

    Note that you should not use HTML predefined target names to name a frame ( _self, _top, _parent, and _blank).

  4. At the Type field of the Basics tab, choose one of the following ways to provide content for the frame:
    • Link
    • Named Element
    • Formula icon (@) to use a formula that evaluates to a name.
    • Paste icon to paste in a name which you previously copied to the Clipboard.
    • Folder icon to open the Locate Object dialog box and select a design element from a list of elements.
    • Show action bar displays the View action bar when the view or folder is loaded into the frame.
    • Show header displays the column headings.
    • Selection tracks mouse movement - as you move the mouse over the view, the view selects the document the mouse is pointing to.
    • Basic simple appearance - enables several miscellaneous options, including such options as showing strike-through text when an item is marked for deletion, not allowing the scroll bar to be hidden, not extending selection in the selection margin when the mouse moves, using a simple grid for calendar views, and defaulting to a 1-day format for calendar views.
    • If you want a view or folder on the Web, consider first embedding the view or folder on a page or form. If you choose to make the embedded view an embedded view applet, you preserve much of the HTML view functionality and provide features such as resizeable columns, multiple document selection, and scrolling.
    • URL

    When you click a link in a Web page (in the Notes® client or in a Web browser), the link may open within the same Web page or in a new window, depending on the setting for that Web page.

  5. Optional: Enter the target frame for links activated within the current frame.