SharePoint 2007: Site Settings>Tracking>Links views setup question

Posted on 2012-08-21
Last Modified: 2012-08-23
I have created a Links List that is under the Tracking section of Site Settings. When creating different views of these links so that only certain types of links are displayed in different webparts the layout of the view of the Links changes depending on whether is a All Links View or MYCustomized view chosen to be displayed in the web part. In my attachment on the left side is a pic of the view when All Links type of view is chosen to be displayed and on the right side is a pic of when a customized view is chosen to be displayed. I would really like to be able the customized view to also look like the All Links view, meaning to have bullets in front of the links and no "URL" as a title of the view as is in the right pic. I need to know how to set the web part properties so i can only get the view of the left pic please?
Question by:JasnaDika
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    Expert Comment

    The regular List Web Part doesn't have an option to remove table headers (column names).
    You can user SharePoint Designer to create your own view of the list on a page.
    For more info please see this article:

    Author Comment

    Is it any different since that this is not a Custom List but a Links web part that is under Site Settings>Tracking?
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    Expert Comment

    SharePoint Designer can handle every list in the SharePoint site include Calendars, Links,Form libraries and other.
    You are talking about the creation of the "Links" lists from the "Links" template of the "Tracking" group, right?

    Author Comment

    Right. How do i remove the header "URL" from the view using sharepoint designer and also how can i add bullets in front of each item? Could you help me with that please? Is it by tweaking the code or by playing with the Links View Options that is the small icon in the top left corner when this web part is selected in SharePoint Designer? ( i am using SP Designer 2007)
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    Accepted Solution

    Remove the URL title it's very easy :
    Click right click on the Web Part in SharePoint designer
    Click on "Convert to XSLT" option
    Right click on the "URL" field
    Choose "Delete -> Delete Rows" option. Just like MS Word.

    Adding bullets can be a little tricky. By default SharePoint Designer converts it to a table. If you know HTML you can just switch the "<table>" tag to "<ul>" tag and "<td>" tag to "<li>" in the code of the web part.
    You will need remove the "tr" tags a s well from the code.

    You can try to use "Format" options of SharePoint Designer or choose a list design from the menu  but it may not work as you wish.

    One more option is to add a new Data View Web Part to the page. Then you can choose your "Links" list as a data source and redesign it as it as you want:

    Author Closing Comment

    Thank you so much!

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