Using a script editor on my new form I added this script.

<script src="http://ajax.googleapis.com/ajax/libs/jquery/1.3.2/jquery.min.js"   type="text/javascript"></script>
<script language="javascript" type="text/javascript">

$(document).ready(function() {
$("nobr").css("white-space","normal"); // Lets labels wrap
// Finds the TR that contains the label (change lbl to your prepend convention)
var lblText = $(this).next().find("span > input").val();
// Gets the label text (the default value)
$(this).parent().before("<tr class='ms-SPButton ms-WPAddButton'>" +
"<td nowrap=true valign=top width=100% class='ms-formlabel' colspan=2>" +
"<h3 class='ms-standardheader ms-WPTitle'>" + lblText +
"</h3></td></tr>"); // Adds a TR formatted as label
$(this).parent().hide(); // Hides the default TR

Now when you hit "New Item" it creates this label enter image description here

I want to make the text next to the arrow bold. How do I go about doing this? Any help would be appreciated. Thanks!


using Jquery you can apply the CSS.

$yourElement.css("font-weight","Bold"); // $(this).css("font-weight","Bold");
  • I'm not 100% sure how to do this i found the code snippet above on another site. – jvonesh Sep 17 '14 at 18:36

Maybe the soloution to this questing could help:

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Try this and see if it works for you:


var control;  

control = findacontrol("your column name");


function findacontrol(FieldName) {

var arr = document.getElementsByTagName("!");
// get all comments
for (var i=0;i < arr.length; i++ )
  // now match the field name
  if (arr[i].innerHTML.indexOf(FieldName) > 0)
  {         return arr[i];      }

This works for column control values in the form. Not sure if it will work for you but I know it makes my radio button values in my forms bold. See if you can play with it and make it work for you.


Just like @Anuja suggested, you can use JQuery to grab the element in a document ready. For SharePoint form fields, you can use the title to grab the element instead of the nasty ID and class it renders.

Try this:


    $('input[title*="columnTitle"]').css('font-weight', 'bold');

  • so i should copy the whole thing and place it after the first line? – jvonesh Sep 17 '14 at 18:21
  • Yes. Just replace what you have with this code and see if it works for you. – lazoDev Sep 17 '14 at 18:22
  • unfortunately no luck :/ – jvonesh Sep 17 '14 at 18:30

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