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Resolve "This content cannot be displayed in a frame" error for Nintex Forms for Office 365

Nintex Newbie
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Recently, I came across an error using Nintex Forms for Office 365. Fortunately the error was isolated to a specific scenario and turned out to have a pretty simple solution as well.

The Scenario...

  1. Using Nintex Forms on Office 365 to customize the form on a document library (not a regular list)
  2. Using the library's Upload link to select a local file that you wish to upload into SharePoint (problem did not occur when clicking Edit Properties or View Properties on an existing document)
  3. Using Internet Explorer v11 (problem did not occur with IE10 or Chrome in my testing)


The Problem...

In the scenario above, I was expecting to have my Nintex Form displayed in a dialog just as SharePoint normally displays the standard Edit Form.  Instead, I was greeted with this error message:

This content cannot be displayed in a frame


The Solution...

After some trial and error, we found a simple solution.  Simply add the following domains to IE's Trusted Sites list:



After editing my trusted sites in IE11, and retesting the library's Upload link, it properly rendered my Nintex Form.

Nintex Form.png

Of course, rather than doing this manually on each user's PC, I'd recommend using a global policy in Active Directory to add these domains to all users automatically.

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Nintex Newbie

Good stuff, thanks for the post Tom!

Automation Master
Automation Master

Nice contribution!

Not applicable

I get this error when saving a form.  Upon saving a thank you page should display (with a redirect).  I can click the "Open this content in a new window and the page displays correctly, but I can't expect users to do that .  Trusted sites are up to date.  any ideas?


This content cannot be displayed in a frame


To help protect the security of information you enter into this website, the publisher of this content does not allow it to be displayed in a frame.


What you can try:

                                 Open this content in a new window
Nintex Newbie

I am getting this with the Page Viewer control.

Nintex Newbie

Did you figure this out?

Not applicable

Not yet.  Thanks for asking!

Nintex Newbie

Nice post, certainly one that will cause frustration until we understand what is happening.