I am using SharePoint 2010 site with a simple list form, everything was working fine until I update the form (changed a drop-down field to a textbox field).

Now whenever the user starts a new list item then only the ribbon browse tab is visible but the edit mode with save and cancel buttons are missing.

Any help greatly appreciated.

  • For all the pages edit mode are hidden/missing or else only for a particular site page.
    – san
    Commented Sep 28, 2017 at 10:17
  • It was there previously, as its missing users can no longer save the new list entry.
    – GordonW
    Commented Sep 28, 2017 at 10:25

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May be the solution is very simple, someone had edited the page and added a content editor web part without adding text. We didn't see this web part and thought there was something gone wrong but now we know it was our own fault :)


Ok not not a complete solution but as all I required from the edit tab was save and cancel I decided to just add individual save and cancel buttons to the form.

So I'm a bit miffed at why I lost the tab but got the desired functionality with the custom buttons.

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