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SharePoint Designer - not able to edit page layout in advanced mode

SharePoint Designer was giving me a popup to tell me I could edit the page in advanced mode. This has stopped happening and now I just get a page with yellow background. How can I edit the page ...
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Can I add a user to a SharePoint Group in a workflow

We need to have a list where contributors request new users to be added to a site. The site owner then needs to approve this request on the list (the users wnat to see the progress of their request as ...
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Unable to see read only fields of a content type from a workflow in SharePoint Designer 2010

I have published an Infopath form that creates a custom content type for a site. Using SharePoint Designer, I have created a workflow for the list that the content type is associated to. So why can I ...
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Why don't Lists and Libraries show up in SharePoint Designer?

I have a SharePoint 2010 site that works correctly, and a subsite that does not. When I open the subsite in SharePoint Designer, the "Lists and Libraries" view says "There are no items to show in ...
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Does sharepoint designer 2010 require Office 2010?

Can I install SharePoint Designer 2010 on a machine that doesn't have Office 2010? I can't seem to find the requirements for SPD2010...
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Discussion list body field contains junk text when updated from outlook

I have published a custom workflow for a discussion list which will send email notifications to a particular group. In the email contents I show the subject and body of the discussion. Below are the ...
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WSS3 list lost its dispform association

I have customized my DispForm, about 2 years ago, using SPD on my WSS3 site. I recently made an update, and now the association to the list is gone. All I did was modify a web part to include another ...
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SharePoint Designer broke my Page Layout. How do I repair it?

I have a Page Layout which is used by some Publishing Pages, and uses code-in-front like <%= DateTime.Now %>. I opened this Page Layout in SharePoint Designer and modified it and saved it, and ...
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Include link to task in task notification email body

I am customizing the Email task notification message body in SharePoint Designer and need to include a link to the task. I can get all the pieces of the url except the task list id. I have: [%Task ...
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Using a globally reusable workflow

I have created a globally reusable workflow in Sharepiont Designer. I was able to save it as a .wsp. I would like to deploy and use this workflow to a different site collection. After succesfully ...
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SharePoint Designer Workflow - Get data from a list column for which the workflow was generated

I have a Document Library called ATC, and have defined a Person or Group type column called Author. Author is required, single selection only, people only, choose from All Users. I am designing a ...
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Why is “Edit in SharePoint Designer” opening in Notepad

I'm following this example - link here I've gone to Master pages and layouts (_catalogs/masterpage/Forms/AllItems.aspx) I've created a new page layout, when I hover over to click "Edit in Microsoft ...
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Automatically change the Outcome of a Task [How To?]

Here is my situation: I am working on a workflow (in SharePoint Designer) that is triggered when a new task is created. In some cases, I need to automatically complete a task via my workflow. To ...
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SPD Workflows upgrade from 2007 to 2010 fix

Our company has several large SharePoint farms that are migrating over time. As a result of the upgrade, our URL's will change. Our technology group has said that any workflows created in Designer ...
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Execute a batch file from the sharepoint designer workflow?

is there a way to execute the batch(*.bat) file from a sharepoint designer workflow? I've a specific column in the sharepoint list, a batch file should be executed whenever the value of the field ...
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How to display the initiation form parameter on an InfoPath 2010 task edit form?

I am using a SharePoint Designer 2010 custom approval workflow. I capture an initiation form parameter and save that value into a field in the list item associated with the workflow. I need to ...
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custom approval workflow, provide approval link via email

I'm putting together a custom approval workflow. One of the requirements is to send an email to approvers were they can click a link to either approve or disapprove the item verses browsing to a task ...
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What are the pros and cons of SharePoint Composite Applications?

When to use code based applications and when to use composite application?
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How to format the xslt in SPD editor with correct outlining?

Maybe a silly question, but I can't figure out how to get the SPD to format my xslt nicly. It is really big, and almost impossible to read when the outlineing is not correct. In my editor, it seems to ...
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[SharePoint Designer 2010] Connecting to an external data source

I'm using SPD 2010 to connect to an external SQL database hosted on a different server. External data source type selection is SQL Server. I then filled up the connection properties , choose "Connect ...
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How to format the date column in itemstyle.xsl

I'm editing the itemstyle.xsl to produce my own styling for a Content Query Web Part (CQWP) as follows: (NB - 2 laternative lines of code are shown as (A) and (B) <xsl:template name="MyNewStyle" ...
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Link a Content Query Webpart column to a meeting workspace

I have created a CQWP which queries a Meetings calendar. It groups the contents by month in date order and displays these columns: Meeting Date, Start Time, Meetings Title and Location. I would ...
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How can i create a chart based on a TaskList?

The problem is harder than it sounds. will try to describe it. I have a HelpDesk Task list that consist of a such columns. ...... Title ..... | ... Assigned to | Progress | Due Date | ...
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Is it possible to make a column in a list link to dispForm.aspx?

Is it possible to make a column in a list link to dispForm.aspx? I know I can add LinkToItem="TRUE" to the fieldref in SPD2010, but its the Display Form, not the Edit Form that I want to link to. ...
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SharePoint 2010 MasterPage on SP's Application Pages [closed]

Running on SharePoint 2010 Foundation. I have created a custom master page which works well for the most part. In SharePoint Designer, I've set the master page as default & custom master pages. ...
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Customizing the SharePoint 2010 Blog Post page

Can I customize the blog template pages in SharePoint 2010 Foundations? I found some articles online about editing the schema located in the 14Hive folder. I'd rather not do this, can it be done ...
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content types with a rich HTML site column

We have implemented content types with a rich HTML site column, but can't get rich text editing features (from ribbon) to work in pages when editing. Any idea?
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How can I get a workflow moving a document into a document set?

I have a workflow that creates a document set based on metadata I enter on documents that I upload. Does anyone know how I can move the same documents with a workflow into the document set?
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Comma in URL field

I'm having some trouble with URL fields in my List. The problem is that SharePoint stores URLs in two parts, "Description" and "Url", but in SharePoint Designer I can only access the whole URL in the ...
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Approving a task directly from the dispform.aspx

I have a challenging requirement that I am trying to put my head around. I have a SP Designer 2007 workflow for MOSS 2007 that has a series of approval tasks for each approver in the process. Right ...
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DispForm.aspx errors and will not load

Howdy, I'm in WSS3. I am using a list with a custom DispForm which includes DVWP from other lists rolled into this one. It has been working for quite some time, and today I hopped in to change the ...
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How do you insert a column using the column editor in sharepoint designer 2010?

I would like to create a new calculated column in Sharepoint Designer 2010. So, IN SPD 2010 / Site columns, I click New, Calculated column, fill in the details and click OK. Up comes the the Column ...
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Modify left hand navigation from a page off a sub-site

I am using SharePoint 2010 When I created a New Page called MyNewPage off my sub-site it does not allow me to change the Left Hand Navigation of the new page that was created. http://example/subsite/...
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Set as default master page in Sharepoint Designer 2010 does not change site at all

When I open a site in SPD2010, and right-click a master page and choose "Set as default master page", it does not change the site at all. Shouldn't it do that?
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Creating a Sharepoint Message pop from a sharepoint list - internal messaging

I'm after a internal messaging in Sharepoint. Something that a user can type some comments and it appears to other users including there usernames.Not neccesarily directing it to a specific users. ...
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Warning icon remains after page layout is reset to site definition in SP Designer 2010

When I reset a page layout to its site definition by right-clicking the page layout name in SP Designer 2010, choosing Reset to Site Definition, Clicking Yes on the warning that pops up, the warning ...
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Sharepoint Designer 2010 - imported master page ends up showing under page layouts

When I import a master page in Sharepoint Designer 2010, using the 'Import Files' button (while clicked into the "Master Pages" section, the file is imported, but not to Master pages. It goes instead ...
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Adding Content to External Content Types

I was able to create an ECT and the first three columns of data that I used to create the ECT display on the portal. The only issue I am running into is that I want to add more columns to the ...
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list item reflected on different sites

At this time we only have the ability to use SharePoint Designer, not Visual Studio. We have a list that has info about projects. for each project we create a site. We store the list on the top site, ...
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Filtering a joined list in SharePoint Designer

I have two lists, 'A' and 'B'. I need to display their joined data according to certain filters. A and B are joined using Linked sources and I can filter data by column values from A thanks to this ...
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CEWP on Allitems.aspx in SharePoint 2010?

I have a SharePoint 2010 Discussion board and would like to add a Content Editor Webpart on Allitems.aspx page of it. I understood that we can not directly add a CEWP into the page however should use ...
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Tree View navigation of Document Library

I'm experimenting with providing maximum functionality without writing code. The sharepoint site collection has one sub-site called "Demo". "Demo" has one document library called "Testing". I've ...
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Is it possible to replace EditForm.aspx for a Content Type with a custom aspx form page?

I am trying to create an aspx page for uploading a document to a document library where the documents are associated with a content type. (Rather than using the standard EditForm.aspx) My efforts ...
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sending an email at specified time and day via sharepoint designer

I have a custom list and i would like to send an email out suing workflow every friday at a particular time. I have been sending email via worklflow but i can't find anything that can solve this ...
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Return to same view after starting workflow

I've created a custom action to start a workflow created with SharePoint Workflow Designer. When use the action, the workflow's initation form appears. Problem is when I click "Start" in the ...
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How to check if a user is member of a sharepoint group inside SPD's WD

I'm creating a workflow in SharePoint 2010 Workflow Designer and need to check if a user is member of a sharepoint list before I can continue the workflow. How can I do this (without use of VS)? I ...
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Presenting Workflow status to the user

What is the best way to show a user that a workflow was cancelled? I have a manually triggered workflow. Are there any chance I can present the result of the workflow in a dialog, or do I have to ...
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Why is workflow giving access denied for admin/owner?

I have created a very basic workflow in SPD 2007 - for testing, I've narrowed it down to 1 step: "if 1 equals 1, send an email to myself". Also tried having it just update a field on that list item. ...
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Logical operators in the workflow designer

Sorry for asking a non programming question, but I just can't figure out how to use the Workflow Designer in SPD2010. I want to just write the simple statement in the workflow designer: if field ...
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Filter webpart on the Search Page

Basically, I am Sharepoint administrator and my bad time have to create/introduce a Filter webpart on the search page Expectations are I have a custom List with 10+ columns (like CustomerID, ...