I'm trying to remove a drop down sub-menu option from the page editing menu in moss 2007.

I'm using the following xml in my customeditingmenu.xml located in the masterpage gallery > Editing Menu.

<?xml version="1.0" encoding="utf-8" ?>
   <structure >   
           <ConsoleNode ConfigMenu="Delete" ChangedNodeID="saCancelApprovalWorkflow"/>
    </structure >

This should delete the node from navigation but after an IISreset it still appears.

I've confirmed that adding this to the editingmenu.xml file directly works.

Can anyone spot a problem with the syntax?


have you read this stuff?

it's posted by Andrew Conell right after the msdn article

If you follow these steps explicitly, it won't work.

Under the section To create a custom server control that can change the configuration of >the Quick Access buttons, steps 9-11 say to create the CustomQuickAccess.XML file and >save it with your changes. That implies the file should reside in the same directory as >the QuickAccess.xml file. Using the out-of-the-box Publishing Portal template, that won't >work. This is because an actual CustomQuickAccess.XML file was created when the site was >created within the Editing Menu folder in the Master Page Gallery. This is the file that >the Page Editing Toolbar will examine to add custom buttons. The same applies for the >Page Editing menu (not just the Quick Access buttons).

Therefore, don't save your changes in a new file. Take the changes and apply them to the >CustomQuickAccess.XML file within the Editing Menu in the Master Page Gallery.

The documentation seems to imply this further up on the same page under the Caution note >in the Modify XML Data Source Files section.

-AC, MVP MOSS [www.andrewconnell.com/blog]

src : http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/aa674506.aspx

  • You'll see from my post that I am making theses changes to the customeditingmenu.xml file in the master page gallery. – Anonymous Jan 26 '10 at 11:15

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