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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?

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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?
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by:janicet123
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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 
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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!
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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?
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