Frames are essential to structure your content on the board and manage the big picture. They are also helpful for creating presentations or exporting a board.
There are 3 simple ways to add a Frame to the board:
- Select Frame on the toolbar or press F on your keyboard and click anywhere on the board.
- Drag and drop a Frames widget right on the board.
- Click anywhere on the board and drag your cursor holding the left mouse button.
Adding a frame
And if you need to add an existing frame from another board - just copy and paste it like any other content! Ctrl+C/Ctrl+V will work as well.
Frames act like pages that group objects together. All the content inside the frame moves and is copied together with the frame. Accidentally deleted a frame? Have no worries, all the content will stay on the board.
Modifying a Frame
Grid in Frames
Working on a user story map, service blueprint, customer journey map etc., you want a quick way to organize objects and keep them organized after adding new ones. In cases like this grid in frames comes in extremely helpful.
To automatically snap content in the frame to a grid, enable the Grid option in the context menu. To switch back to the free-form layout, choose the Freeform option.
When you drop a new object into a frame, it is arranged along with the other objects in the grid. This is a real time-saver for those who often add new content to their boards and need to keep them in order. Resize the frame to change the position of objects in the grid.
Please note that links, comments and other frames cannot be snapped to a grid
Navigating between Frames
To quickly jump from one frame to another, reorder and modify them using the Frame Panel. Click Frames in the left-hand lower corner to access it:
Using the Frame Panel
Frames are of great help for showcasing your board. Add frames to structure the board content and switch on the presentation mode.
Click Presentation Mode to navigate smoothly between your frames on the board. Click Play to enter the Full-screen presentation mode. The frames will be shown like slides without board tools. Use arrows to navigate between the slides.
Activating the Presentation mode
Frames can be exported as a PDF document, JPEG image or a CSV file.
Please note that the PDF export means that all the frames are exported as a single file. If you'd like to export only some of the frames, remove the other ones and undo this action after the export.
Exporting board as a PDF file
Select a frame you'd like to export, open context menu and choose Export to CSV (Excel) option. This option is currently available in Google Chrome and Firefox browsers.
Exporting Frame to a CSV file