Setting frameset Property inspector options

Setting frameset Property inspector options

Use this Property inspector to set borders and frame sizes for a frameset.

Setting a frame property overrides the setting for that property in a frameset. For example, setting border properties in a frame overrides the border properties set in the frameset.

To specify border properties for the selected frameset:

  1. Change the following border options as desired:

    Borders determines whether borders should appear around frames when the document is viewed in a browser. To display borders, select Yes; to prevent the browser from displaying borders, select No. To allow the browser to determine how borders are displayed, select Default.

    Border Width specifies a width for all the borders in the frameset.

    Border Color sets a color for the borders. Use the color picker to select a color, or type the hexadecimal value for a color.

  2. To set frame sizes for rows and columns of the selected frameset, click a tab on the left side or top of the RowCol Selection area; then enter a height or width in the Value text box.

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  3. To specify how much space the browser allocates to each frame, select from the following choices in the Units menu:

    Pixels sets the size of the selected column or row to an absolute value. This option is the best choice for a frame that should always be the same size, such as a navigation bar. Frames with sizes specified in pixels are allocated space before frames with sizes specified as percent or relative. The most common approach to frame sizes is to set a left-side frame to a fixed pixel width and to set a right-size frame to relative, which enables the right frame to stretch to take up all the remaining space after the pixel width is allocated.

    Percent specifies that the selected column or row should be a percentage of the total width or height of its frameset. Frames with units set to Percent are allocated space after frames with units set to Pixels, but before frames with units set to Relative.

    Relative specifies that the selected column or row be allocated the rest of the available space after Pixels and Percent frames have had space allocated; that remaining space is divided proportionally among the frames with sizes set to Relative.

    Space allocations for frames are complicated; for detailed information, see a book on frames and framesets.

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