When creating library views in SharePoint you might have noticed that you can group by virtually any field available in a certain document plus a whole host of SP specific fields such as ‘Checked Out To’ yet for some reason you can’t group by the Content Type of a document, theirs no obvious reason I can see why this would be the case but luckily there is a pretty simple workaround!
To do this will require SharePoint Designer which can be freely downloaded on the Microsoft site here. It’s also worth bearing in mind that this modification will be lost if the view is modified afterwards within SharePoint.
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There are two slightly different types of Related item columns one is what is called a ‘Lookup Column’, This allows you to link to any items from a particular location in the current subsite. The other option is a ‘Related Items’ column which allows you to link to almost any item in SharePoint however it does have a few significant drawbacks.
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There are some basic principles of SharePoint such as navigating, and searching that every user of SharePoint should know, below I’ll quickly cover some of the basics.
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Rather than creating Folders, which can and generally will cause issues in SharePoint, to organize your documents, it’s far more useful to create Views.
A View is simply a filtered and ordered listing of a Library. When you create a view you can store it either for general use, or for your own personal use (it’s tied to your username).
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In this guide I’ll cover how to publish blog posts with Microsoft Word 2013 and SharePoint 2013. Now Microsoft Word has had blogging capabilities since 2007 and they’ve not changed too much in all those years but it is a powerful feature nonetheless and certainly worth covering.
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In SharePoint 2013 you can set unique permissions for Folders and Items\Documents using the “Shared With” option. In this quick guide I’ll describe the exact steps required.
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An action button that when clicked creates a new task in a predefined task list can easily be created by following the steps below.
- Go to the task list that the button will be linked to.
- Just above where the tasks display will be a link with the text “new task”, copy the link from this.
- Place the link on any page that you want to be able to create tasks from and upon clicking this it will take you to the create a task page for that specific task list.
- This link can then by styled if required or left as a plain link.
I’ve recently been working on some usability features for our SharePoint deployment, and I’ve come up with a few new things which I’ll be releasing in the next few days hopefully.
This is a small but helpful one, this feature can generally be found in the hover panel on search results, but I’ve been told that Mac’s in particular don’t like the hover panel so I decided to add one of the more helpful features located on it into the search results directly.
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