This is an odd one, so I appreciate any help with this. We have a choice field, Work Status, on a list used for project tracking. Over the course of requirements creep (out of my control!), the field now has... a lot of statuses in it. So, I'm looking at making the choice field a little more user friendly and natural to use. Basically, I want to go from this:

Current State

To something like this (pardon my hasty image editing):

Desired State

Wherein the arrows scroll smoothly through the available choices.

I'm a little tool-limited by our enterprise. I can use SP Designer and I personally know enough JS/jQuery, CSS, and HTML to get by. I won't be able to access the server itself or stsadm. For no apparent reason, I also can't enable InfoPath Forms Services, so that's out.

Thanks, in advance, for your help.

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Use SharePoint designer to edit the editform.aspx and newform.aspx for your list and add some javascript/jquery to the page to accomplish what you want. I've done this before to hide columns or change the behavior with good results.

  • Right on. I'll see what I can do. Thanks for the suggestion. Any ideas on a starting place? Feb 7, 2013 at 16:51
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    I just did a quick ask of the google and it came back with this: sharepointboris.net/2007/07/… Feb 7, 2013 at 16:56
  • Awesome! Thank you! (Our network is super locked down, so I never would have found this). Feb 7, 2013 at 17:03

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