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Frames not picking up all content


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I’ve noticed that sometimes when I add a frame around some content that not all that content is picked up by the frame. So if I want to move the frame to another part of the board it is only picking up some of the elements. Doesn’t seem to do this consistently so not sure what I am missing here? Can anyone help?

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Best answer by Kiron Bondale 4 June 2020, 14:52

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@Paula Dunn -

Dropping an existing object into a new frame works, but creating a new frame round an existing object doesn’t pick it up. 

Are you seeing inconsistent behavior with the former approach too?

Kiron

@Paula Dunn -

Dropping an existing object into a new frame works, but creating a new frame round an existing object doesn’t pick it up. 

Are you seeing inconsistent behavior with the former approach too?

Kiron

That’s great, thank you so much. Have just had a play around and yes it is working exactly as you say. Thanks again.

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I don’t find this issue to be solved yet.  I try removing content from a frame and then re-pasting it in the frame, but the frame edges don’t turn blue (and thus acknowledging receipt of the new object.) Is it that frames cannot be added inside of frames?

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@Brian Fulghum Yes, that’s correct. Frames don’t pick up other frames 😁

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@Paula Dunn -

Dropping an existing object into a new frame works, but creating a new frame round an existing object doesn’t pick it up.

Kiron

 

This makes no sense to me. Now I have a big mess. I created a board “on the fly”, meaning I had no idea with what I was going to come up with when I started. Now I have a frame that contains 4 frames. I want to move it and can’t. Is there no way to fix this? I have what I want and it would take a long time to recreate. If I wrap everything with a frame, I want to pick everything up.

I feel like I’m missing something simple.

Edit: Your comment about grouping frames worked. Thanks. 
 

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@Brian Fulghum Yes, that’s correct. Frames don’t pick up other frames 😁

They should. 

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Still having this issue even when I create the frame first, randomly some content moves and some doesn’t :(

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Agree, having problems, frames not accepting all content. When I add content to a frame it does not consistently register as part of the frame (even after multiple times trying to move it into the frame). When I move the outermost frame some content is left behind!

[workaround: I select and group everything in the frame, including the frame. then I can move them all together. But this defeats much of the purpose of the frame and is an annoying extra step every time I want to move it.]

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I have even selected items and then clicked “create frame” and afterwards the frame moves by itself without the items. 

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It seems that sometimes I can add a smaller frame on top of a larger frame and sometimes I can’t. when it doesn't add it gets hidden behind the larger frame (while the content of the smaller frame is still visible in the front. I try doing actions and creations in different orders and literally just can’t get one frame on top of the other… except when I can...

  1. why is this inconsistent? am I just not noticing some small detail?
  2. frames are great for organizing content. why can’t we put a frame at least on top of another frame (even if it doesn’t add into it)?
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I have even selected items and then clicked “create frame” and afterwards the frame moves by itself without the items. 

Same problem here.

It seems that sometimes I can add a smaller frame on top of a larger frame and sometimes I can’t. when it doesn't add it gets hidden behind the larger frame (while the content of the smaller frame is still visible in the front. I try doing actions and creations in different orders and literally just can’t get one frame on top of the other… except when I can...

  1. why is this inconsistent? am I just not noticing some small detail?
  2. frames are great for organizing content. why can’t we put a frame at least on top of another frame (even if it doesn’t add into it)?

Same problem here.

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Adding Frame B around existing Frame A will not move Frame A when you move Frame B.

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Adding Frame B around existing Frame A will not move Frame A when you move Frame B.

Very inconvenient. When I create a board, I start with individual sections. When I am done with the content, I will set up a navigation structure with larger frames that will typically include smaller existing frames. 

Lots of people seem to have that problem btw: Frame around frames? | MiroNested Frames | Miro

So is the work-around: create the larger frame, then delete and recreate the smaller frames within it? 

It is also related to the “nested frames” issue: Layers / Frames within Frames | Miro: 221 people voted on the issue and there is still no update if it’s even on the roadmap or an ETA.

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Frames that are added to an existing frame are not (always?) picked up either.

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Has anyone found a solution? I have these exact same issues (inconsistency of what gets 'captured' by larger frames) and it's destroying my productivity. @Miro, pls help!!!

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