I try to add required column "comments" in library but I have problem, when I add column and I check in "Require that this column contains information:" when I try to save this file (.doc) I don't see window to enter comments?

I need that each user must add comments before close file.


You can do it with a custom Content Type using the Document Content type, and setting a document library to use this content type. Have you tried it? Are you sure if "Allow management of content types" option is also turned on?

The mandatory fields you add to the custom content type, will show in the Document Information Panel in Microsoft Word, and will force user to enter some data before closing the file.

  • Allow management of contentypes is very important! – Geek Jun 22 '12 at 10:49
  • Yes I have turn on "Allow management of content types" I did in Document library settings I found Document Content Type enter there and I changed column Comments Status from "Optional" to "Required" but nothing is change... – Andrzej Jun 22 '12 at 10:50
  • Is it a list or a site level column? – Falak Mahmood Jun 22 '12 at 11:11
  • I'm not sure, how I can check it? – Andrzej Jun 22 '12 at 11:57
  • Go to Site Settings -> and Site Columns and see if Comment column is existing there. Have your tried re-creating the column as a mandatory, and adding it again to the Document Content Type? – Falak Mahmood Jun 24 '12 at 9:54

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