Category Archive for "SharePoint"

Word 2007: How to hide document properties panel from SharePoint server

When you open a document that is hosted in a SharePoint document library in Word 2007, by default the document is shown with its metadata information from the library columns. I was looking for a way to hide this information by default each

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SharePoint deployment checklist

If you work in a smaller company and are part of a team that plans their first SharePoint (MOSS) deployment (either for the company itself or for a customer), it is useful to have a checklist at hand during the planning phase

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Where is the SharePoint workflow history list (Hidden List)?

I somehow thought that the Workflow History List in SharePoint was a link under “View All Site Content”, just like the Workflow Tasks list that the system creates by default (at least for a Publishing Site). It is useful to

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SharePoint 2007 Accessible Rich Text Editor

It is annoying that Microsoft published MOSS 2007 without updating their terrible WYSIWYG editor. The default rich-text editor produces nasty HTML, still including lots of font tags and other long-deprecated stuff.  Some developers have replaced this feature with the free

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SharePoint MOSS 2007 Accessibility Kit and other resources

While MOSS 2007 and WSS 3 come with some built-in accessibility features, some companies might be looking into improving the accessibility options of specific SharePoint features, such as individual web parts. To get familiar with the built-in accessibility, namely “Accessible

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MOSS 2007: Full control user cannot save site or list as template

I just had the issue come up that a user with full control rights of a MOSS 2007 team site did not see the option to “save site as template” or “save list as template” under Site Settings. I found the solution to this quickly in this Microsoft TechNet Forum discussion: The user needs to also have at least Design permissions on the “List Template Gallery” / “Site Template Gallery” of the top-level site of the application (Contribute permissions won’t do the trick).

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