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May 29, 2012
by Sheila ffolliott
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Problem with Office file type associations causing errors with editing or saving files

Some people in ICT have run into problems with Office file type associations.  Specifically, when we tried to edit or save Excel documents that were stored on a SharePoint library, we received error messages that prevented us from completing the action.  This turned out to be a problem not with SharePoint but with the association of file types to applications. People could experience the error if they set another application manually to open up Office files (e.g. OpenOffice) or were using the Office 2007 compatibility pack.

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May 28, 2012
by Ken Glover
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Hide the Quick Launch panel

Written by Sheila ffolliott.  Moved from our old blog and updated.

The Quick Launch panel is the panel at the left of the screen which contains links to the site’s document libraries, lists and discussion groups.  In most cases, the Quick Launch is very useful.  But if the main page of a site is the only page that participants need to view, hiding the Quick Launch panel will prevent confusion and provide more screen real estate.

May 28, 2012
by Ken Glover
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Customizing Calendar List with Workspace Links

Written by Anup ​Saseendran.  Moved from our old blog.

This is a customization of the Calendar list to present a vertal listing with text links to meeting workspaces associated with the Calendar item.

The College of Medicine used this for our Faculty Council site, where users can log in and access meeting documents via the Calendar list.

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May 28, 2012
by Sheila ffolliott
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Setting up Alerts on lists and libraries

Now that the new SharePoint Special Interest Group site has been set up, you may be wondering whether you can stay informed about new posts or events without having to constantly check the site.  There are two ways available; Alerts and RSS feeds.  Anybody can set these up for automatic notifications on new or changed material being posted.
 

April 26, 2012
by Ken Glover
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Hiding the Meeting Workspace option on calendar lists

A person who is able to create new calendar events will have the option to use a meeting workspace for that event. There are a number of caveats with meeting sites such as requiring the creator of the meeting workspace needing permissions to create new sites.

This post explains how to make the meeting workspace option disappear from the calendar list.  It is based on the instructions from a comment in another blog. Continue Reading →

April 16, 2012
by Sheila ffolliott
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Parent-Child relationship between two lists in SharePoint – Part 2

In a previous blog post “Parent-Child Relationship between two lists in SharePoint” , I listed the instructions to create a form that displays information from a parent record and allows you to view the list of child records attached to it.  For example, the parent record could be an invoice and the child records could be the items listed on the invoice.  These instructions work, but when you create a new child record, it does not automatically put the parent’s ID value into the child record.  This is complicated enough that I decided to write another blog post about the subject.

These instructions assume that you have already read the previous post and set up the Parent and Child lists according to those instructions.  You must have SharePoint Designer privileges to make this work; if you do not, please contact your site administrator.  I recommend that you have some experience with SharePoint Designer before attempting this as it is easy to cause enormous damage.

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April 16, 2012
by Ken Glover
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Parent-Child relationship between two lists in SharePoint – Part 1

Written by Sheila ffolliott.  Moved from our old blog.

There is an easy way to create parent-child relationships between two lists in SharePoint without resorting to code or SharePoint Designer.  This allows, for example, the creation of an Order with multiple Order Items attached to it.  To do this, follow the steps below.

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