I'm trying to add a custom form by adding a webpart. I've noticed that when I click on the list tab > "form web parts" > "default edit form", it goes straight to the edit form and not to the section where I can add a web part.

Why is that happening?

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That is not how you add a form webpart. That will just redirect you to EditForm.aspx. Instead try this:

Edit the page -> Add a page viewer web part by clicking on Add a web part. Once you've added the page viewer web part, edit the web part to show this URL: http://siteUrl/Lists/ListName/EditForm.aspx

  • I click on new record, from there I choose the GEAR icon and click edit page, but nothing happens....
    – Raymound
    Aug 13, 2015 at 15:15
  • @Raymound you should read up more on SharePoint basics. Check this: dummies.com/how-to/content/…. No need to click on new record. Just edit the page and add a webpart.
    – Akhoy
    Aug 13, 2015 at 17:25
  • @Raymound You can also try appending this to your list URL. ?ControlMode=Edit&DisplayMode=Design to force it to show edit mode.
    – Akhoy
    Aug 14, 2015 at 6:06
  • I added that url at the end of this esites.vzbi.com/sites/NY_Capital_Region/Lists/Western%20Support/… but it just refreshed and didn't do anything.. is something wrong with my settings?
    – Raymound
    Aug 14, 2015 at 13:29

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