I just completed work on a Publishing Site collection for MOSS 2007 that is using a custom master page that I developed. The stylesheet that I am using holds all the overrides of the core.css. This includes web part titles etc. All the page layouts that I use are reflective of all the styles and use the Master Page as intended. When I go to edit the page and want to move web parts to different zones I no longer have that ability. The browser kicks back and error indicating an object required message everytime I select the web part i am wishing to move.

I am thinking that one of my styles might be causing this issue.

Any thoughts?

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So I dug a bit deeper and the issue was in my CSS. I had a style that controlled the full height of the page. There as a setting for position:relative. I commented this out and we now have success.
Here is an article that can be used as a reference

  • Excellent. So it was a js issue, just caused by CSS! Can you mark this as the answer. I can see that link being really useful to some folks. Commented Mar 5, 2010 at 9:19
  • I had a similar issue with css making the dropdown boxes on the create view page act funny. They would draw and then disappear and would flash when you scrolled the page. Once I replaced the css they were normal again. Commented Mar 6, 2010 at 1:17

This sounds more like an issue with JavaScript.

The 'object required' message would indicate a js issue to me. Are using any custom js scripts from your master page?

  • this is the only script I have in Master <script type="text/javascript"> if(document.title!='') { document.title = 'Clinical Trials Learning Center - ' + document.title; } else { document.title = 'Clinical Trials Learning Center'; } </script> Commented it out and still no go on moving web parts Commented Mar 4, 2010 at 21:30
  • Your not linking to any additional js libraries. No JQuery. No Lightbox type of stuff? Commented Mar 4, 2010 at 21:43
  • i am going to compare the default to my new master to see what I can find out. Also, one other thing to note is when I click on one webpart in lets say the right zone, all the titles get highlighted. This might tell us something more. Commented Mar 4, 2010 at 22:06

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