I want to trim the options down to just a few basic options like bold, underline, and italic . How do I remove unwanted buttons from the Rich Text Editor (font button, color button etc)?

I'm thinking I can do this somehow with JavaScript and CSS.

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2 Answers 2


With SharePoint Designer, in the option of the column you can disable "Rich Text". Or, in the list configuration, you can access de column options.


I've implemented the same thing a couple of days ago. The way I've done this was:

  1. Create a control (don't forget to add a safe control entry for it):

    <Control ControlAssembly="$SharePoint.Project.AssemblyFullName$" ControlClass="Project.CustomActions.Control1" Sequence="1000" Id="AdditionalPageHead"> </Control>

I needed this in the page edit mode. Your requirements might be different. If it's a new form, consider adding a custom action instead of a control:

<CustomAction Id="Project.CustomActions.CustomAction1Id" Location="CommandUI.Ribbon" Sequence="1" ControlAssembly="$SharePoint.Project.AssemblyFullName$" ControlClass="Project.CustomActions.CustomAction"> </CustomAction>

  1. Handle OnLoad event in the control class. The class needs to implement a WebControl class:

       protected override void OnLoad(EventArgs e)
        this.Visible = false;
        if (Microsoft.SharePoint.SPContext.Current.FormContext.FormMode == SPControlMode.Edit)
            SPRibbon ribbon = SPRibbon.GetCurrent(this.Page);
  2. Hide custom actions:


You can get the IDs of the Ribbon buttons using IE developer tool (F12): enter image description here

P.S - Stackexchange's code formating options are ridicullous.

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