Solved

Want to create a section/group or add a line separator in my sharepoint list so that when users fill out the form they can better understand what to fill in? Ideas?

Posted on 2010-08-24
3
2,661 Views
Last Modified: 2012-05-10
Want to create a section/group or add a line separator in my sharepoint list so that when users fill out the form (one that appears when you hit new in a sharepoint list) they can better understand what to fill in?

I know that this is possible through the use of sharepoint designer etc.

I dont have access to anything but standard functionality.

Can you suggest any workarounds like inserting a blank question or something like that to accomplish what I want.

Any Ideas?
0
Comment
Question by:darthvader747
[X]
Welcome to Experts Exchange

Add your voice to the tech community where 5M+ people just like you are talking about what matters.

  • Help others & share knowledge
  • Earn cash & points
  • Learn & ask questions
  • 2
3 Comments
 
LVL 7

Expert Comment

by:janicet123
ID: 33513873
If you are using SP 2010, this functionality is out of the box. If you are using 2007, you can use the insert a blank question option. I have seen this done, but I think it is still confusing for the users. You could also create an InfoPath form and have the users fill out only what they need, then submit to a form library and a workflow could populate the list after the form is filled out. There is also a way to populate a SharePoint list from an InfoPath form, using  a little CAML : http://blogs.msdn.com/b/infopath/default.aspx?PostSortBy=MostViewed&PageIndex=1 
0
 

Author Comment

by:darthvader747
ID: 33514496
I want to go with the blank question idea but I am not sure of the best way to implement it!

Can you expand on the use of the blank question idea based on your experience?

Cause when I put a blank question, which is basically a new column I still have to select "Type" ie choice, checkbox etc.

Which choice would be most appropriate, is there a way to not have a type?

Any recommendations?

I am working on a existing list with several dependencies so I have to stick with something that does not involve changing too much. Hence the blank question idea suits me the best!
0
 
LVL 7

Accepted Solution

by:
janicet123 earned 500 total points
ID: 33526284
You are correct - the blank question list is a new column. I have seen where the user will enter the name of the new column as "Administrators Only Below this Line" then make it a choice column, with the only choice being "N/A" or a "--------" (dashed line) or something innocuous that the users will not be confusted by. Does that help?
0

Featured Post

Ransomware: The New Cyber Threat & How to Stop It

This infographic explains ransomware, type of malware that blocks access to your files or your systems and holds them hostage until a ransom is paid. It also examines the different types of ransomware and explains what you can do to thwart this sinister online threat.  

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

For SharePoint sites, particularly public-facing ones, there are times when adding JavaScript, Meta Tags, CSS Styles or other content to the page <head> section is more practical than modifying master pages.  For instance, you could add the jQuery l…
A recent project that involved parsing Tableau Desktop and Server log files to extract reusable user queries for use in other systems. I chose to use PowerShell to gather the data, and SharePoint to present it...
Monitoring a network: why having a policy is the best policy? Michael Kulchisky, MCSE, MCSA, MCP, VTSP, VSP, CCSP outlines the enormous benefits of having a policy-based approach when monitoring medium and large networks. Software utilized in this v…
Monitoring a network: why having a policy is the best policy? Michael Kulchisky, MCSE, MCSA, MCP, VTSP, VSP, CCSP outlines the enormous benefits of having a policy-based approach when monitoring medium and large networks. Software utilized in this v…

729 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question