I have a list with custom new and edit forms. Some fields are entered onto the New form but then cannot be edited using the Edit form. A user has made a mistake on the New form and needs this field amending but cannot access it. Is there a way to use the original Edit form to edit this list item and update the field? I don't want to re-attach the original Edit form and give other users (albeit temporary) accesss to it

Edit - The custom forms were created in SharePoint Designer


On the List/Library Tab, you'll see a button to the far right called "Modify Form Web Parts". Clicking on this will give you access to the default three forms: - 1 - Default New Form 2 - Default Display Form 3 - Default Edit Form

Click on the Edit Form and it'll load the page. On the URL, delete everything after the EditForm.aspx? and add ID=.

If you send that link to the user, it'll enable him to edit the item with the original form.

  • Where do I find the "Modify Form Web Parts" buttons? Have you a screenshot? – Enilorac Jul 4 '13 at 13:51
  • On the list, click the List Tab, this'll load a new ribbon. Look to the far right, next to the List Settings and you should see them there. – Steven D Andrews Jul 4 '13 at 15:25
  • Either I'm looking in the wrong place or I don't have access to this. Do you need a lot of admin rights to access this? – Enilorac Jul 4 '13 at 16:16
  • When I tried Google-ing this the only hits had screenshots from 2010, are you sure you can do this in 2007? – Enilorac Jul 4 '13 at 16:16

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