I have a content-type consisting of two columns: Title and Description.

  • Title is required and a single line of text
  • Description is optional and consists of more lines of text (Rich text editor).

When creating a new item from this content-type, both fields are shown and everything works as intended, but if I want to edit the item, the Description field isn't showing. The Description field is not hidden.

On the following images, the language is Danish.

  • Titel = Title
  • Beskrivelse = Description
  • Gem = Save

When creating the item enter image description here

When editing the item enter image description here

  • Using development in c# or powershell you can hide fields conditionally in diferent forms. Is it possible than somebody made some development on this site? Apr 13, 2016 at 11:11

2 Answers 2


Edit form is a custom form...which is being customized not to include Description column in Edit form. How about Display form..there do u see any description field?

Open the forms in Designer and create a new edit form and set it as default. you will be able to view all fields in edit form.

  • I do see the Description field in the Display form
    – Detilium
    Apr 13, 2016 at 9:33
  • Edit form has been customized. Please provide the last part of the Edit page URL...is it something like this: .../EditForm.aspx Apr 13, 2016 at 11:35
  • It was the EditForm.aspx that was messed up. I eventually found the problem. Thank you for your assistance.
    – Detilium
    Apr 13, 2016 at 13:25

Please check the forms in SharePoint Designer and take a look which one is set to default for the edit form.

If you don't have access to SPD please check the URL of the editform. The normal one is /EditForm.aspx

The first steps how to customize your forms is shown here:


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