Category Archive for "SharePoint"

SharePoint: Easy way to download or copy list attachments to document library

I didn’t find a complete solution when I googled this, so I am writing down the steps how to get SharePoint list attachments copied to a document library (or in general, just get the list attachments to a local folder).

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SharePoint datasheet view suddenly stopped working

While working in datasheet view in a SharePoint document library (WSS 3/XP Professional/IE7) and switching back and forth between different views, the datasheet view suddenly stopped working and displayed an error dialog saying : “The list is displayed in Standard

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“Edit Task” button in Word 2007 not working on click

I had a Sharepoint document for review which was connected to a task,  so the “Edit Task” button showed up in the message bar right underneath the ribbon in Word 2007. However, when I clicked on it,  nothing happened. After

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SharePoint Lists: Grouping more than two levels deep

To organize a list view, grouping is an important feature. However, a list view can only be organized by grouping two levels deep via browser. If you want to group items using more than two levels, you need to open

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SharePoint incoming e-mail does not start workflow on “create item”

I had the scenario where a requirement was that managers can approve a software request (InfoPath form) via their mobile devices. This meant that the usual route of creating a task via workflow was not an option, because it would

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How to view a previous version of a SharePoint list item or document

Somebody just asked me this, so I write it down, because the implementation seems buggy. When you select “Version History,” you can restore the item by hovering over the item date. The menu options are Restore, View, and Delete (unless

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SharePoint document checkout not working

Today I helped a SharePoint user who had contribute rights on a SharPoint library, but couldn’t check out a document. He would select Check Out from the document edit menu and IE7 would merely blink for a second, but not

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