User settings

The User Settings dialog allows you to use WrapCreator with other languages than English. It also lets you adjust the advanced conversion settings. 

The User settings dialog is opened from the Options menu in the Convert section of the ribbon and contains various options and settings.

Screenshot of the User settings shortcut in the Options menu in the Convert section of the ribbon

Advanced settings

The Advanced Settings control the internal operation of the converter.

Combine JS and CSS files

This setting makes the converted web page smaller and faster to download because it uses a smaller number of files.

Include assets per wrap

Each Wrap contains unique business logic that allows it to fulfill its purpose. It also contains a lot of standard code and stylesheets that are the same for all Wraps generated by the same version of WrapCreator. For several reasons, we store a copy of these shared assets in the cloud and allow Wraps to re-use them.

If you select the Include assets per wrap option, each Wrap is instead generated together with all its supporting program code, stylesheets etc, and will use these local assets instead of the shared resources in the cloud. This allows you to make changes to the supporting code but comes with a few negative side effects:

  • Generating the shared code and stylesheets together with each Wrap will make all Wraps up to four times bigger.
  • All the Wrap’s resources must be available in the web browser before it can begin execution. When you use the shared components, they are only downloaded once into the browser’s cache memory and then re-used for each Wrap that was generated with the same version of WrapCreator. If you select this option, there is no such re-use, and the program code and stylesheets that are generated for each Wrap may have to be downloaded separately into the web browser even when all Wraps are using identical code.
  • If there are issues with the shared code in the cloud, our support people may be able to fix these issues by correcting the code in the cloud. This will immediately benefit all Wraps that use the shared code, without re-wrapping – you only need to clear the browser’s cache. If you enforce local assets by selecting this option, you will have to rewrap all Wraps that suffer from such issues in the program code, using a later version of WrapCreator that includes the same corrections as were applied to the shared code.

System settings

  • If you’ve changed a lot of things and got lost, and you want to return WrapCreator to the factory defaults, just press the Reset User Settings button.
  • To run a conversion in debug mode (usually requested by our developers), select Enable debug mode conversion.
  • ExcelWraps requires WrapLink cells to be named. For backward compatibility, WrapCreator allows you to disable these checks by ticking the Remove WrapLink name validation option. However, when you import a new version of a wrap template with unnamed WrapLink cells, you risk losing data. You may get a warning message because existing frozen Wraps have content for these cells saved under a different name. Please contact client services if you need help rectifying this situation.

Screenshot of the System Settings window

Message dialogs

Screenshot of the Message Dialogs setting for WrapCreator

This section allows you to tailor the Validation Message issued by WrapCreator if one or more input fields in a Wrap don’t match the requested format. In this case, the fields that don’t pass validation will have a red border, and the Wrap cannot be saved.

Example: If you use the E-mail widget to validate the format of an e-mail address, and the user enters an e-mail address with a formatting error, the e-mail address field will have a red border and a warning message is issued. You can edit the text of this validation error message and its OK button here.