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How to add hide/show section toggle to InfoPath form?

Resources Windows 7 OS, InfoPath Designer 2013, Character Map, Notepad Preparation In InfoPath Designer, we want to make sure we can see the panes for Fields and Rules on the left. To show the ...
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How to embed Word and PDF documents in pages

Copy the address of a PDF file in a document library. (via the ellipsis) Go to a web part / wiki SharePoint page. Insert Web Part Media and Content > Page Viewer Web Part > Insert Edit web part keep ...
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Allow commenting on a document but not editing

You could require content approval and turn on track changes. (In Word 2013, you can require a password to turn off track changes.) Then the person who has to approve the document can accept or reject ...
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Onpremise Sharepoint 2016 - realtime coauthoring

Yes, you can co-author documents stored in SharePoint 2016 using either Office 2013 or Office 2016. Here's a screen capture from a demo I do in my upcoming SharePoint 2016 Fundamentals course for ...
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Cannot delete document, error: The file is currently checked out or locked for editing by another user

If you examine the item using PowerShell you can get a better idea of what is going on. In all the cases where I have seen it the lock expires after short period(20 minutes) and has been caused by ...
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Cannot delete document, error: The file is currently checked out or locked for editing by another user

If you are facing this error while deleting empty folder "The file is currently checked out or locked for editing by another user.", Then it might be because of there are documents in the library that ...
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populating SharePoint online lists into word task pane add-in

Actually you are trying to make use of Remote Authentication of SharePoint Online. You have basic details. So you have to make use of the following web service call to authenticate SPO using non ...
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Is there a way to add check-in comment when saving from MSWord?

Follow the steps... Check out the word document in SharePoint. Open the document in MS-Word for editing. Modify the document and go to File TAB. There you will find "Check In" & "Discard Check ...
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Create a Word Document in a document library programmatically

Below code created a CreateDocument method which will create a new document and and will add some text into it. It then calls AddToSharePoint method which will add the newly created document to the “...
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Create a Word Document in a document library programmatically

You can use OpenXML sdk for creating word documents. http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/dd440953(v=office.12).aspx Instead of saving the document, you should create it using a MemoryStream and ...
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Generating the Word Document with SharePoint list data without using Open XML

You can use the SharePoint workflow functionality from SharePoint designer to do this: Create a custom list that stores you info Create a document library, set its default document to the word ...
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Can I open MS Files in Document Library using Web Browser?

Hello Spideynok and welcome to SharePoint Stack Exchange. The simple answer to your question, is that you can indeed access documents without having the Microsoft Office Suite installed using "...
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Allow commenting on a document but not editing

You could make a separate list (i'd use a discussion board) that ties to the document library through a lookup column to allow users to make comments/questions on a specific document. This separates ...
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why don't hyperlinks work in word documents

I dealt with this a while ago and found that it is an issue that has no real fix. For me, the hyperlinks worked when I was in Internet Explorer but not in Chrome, so I installed the IETab application (...
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Open in explorer in other browsers?

Unfortunately, it's one of the known limitation in Google Chrome! Open with Explorer only work with Internet Explorer. Ref: Copy or move library files by using Open with Explorer (the last ...
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Is it still possible (as of 2020) to access documents stored in SharePoint with Word 2003?

No. For an updated list of supported versions of Office, see Office versions and connectivity to Office 365 services.
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SharePoint Online: Enable Word document review rights without granting edit rights

It's not possible since the permission Approve Items comes with a dependency to the following permissions: Edit Items View Items View Pages Open Source: User permissions and permission levels in ...
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Convert Word Documents to Wiki Pages

Take a Look to the sharepointwikiplugin Project on Codeplex. I'm using this to convert our Word Documention in Sharepoint Wiki pages. https://sharepointwikiplugin.codeplex.com/ (Note that I am the ...
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Can i allow users to edit word and visio documents from the document library and publish them again

There is no "Publish" you just save the document and it will default to the source Library. If they edit it in the browser it will save back to the Library as well. The user has to have sufficient ...
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Mail Merge with Excel Document stored in SharePoint

Looks like this feature is not supported but still you want their is one workaround for this but not supported .doing unsupported things generally equals "trouble", if not immediately, then ...
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How to find the list of fonts is being used in the word document(.docx) uploaded in the SharePoint 2013 Library?

The list of fonts in a word file is stored in an XML file called fonttable.xml. To get this file, you need to convert the word file into a package (zip file) and parse the contents of fonttable.xml. ...
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Uncontrolled Copy if Printed

What you're looking for is Information Rights Management implemented in SharePoint: https://blogs.office.com/2012/11/09/whats-new-with-information-rights-management-in-sharepoint-and-sharepoint-online/...
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SP07 - Export to word, problem with Response-encoding

HttpContext.Current.Response.ContentEncoding = System.Text.Encoding.Default; This solve my problem :)
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Encrypted Word File gives Error while opening in Office 365 site

Password protected documents cannot be opened within Office Online. You must use the Office client application (Word, Excel, etc.) instead.
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Word files are too large

I dont think, if there is any tool or way to edit a word file. Your requirement is Open the Word document and compress the images and re-upload it. If possible then i would create new documents with ...
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Office Online Word Online 2016 on premise - Coauthoring flags not showing

It has been my experience that Sharepoint 2016 on premises does not support realtime coauthoring like Office 365 in the cloud does. (cursor position flags like Google Docs) This is a shame- I'm told ...
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Files don't open in browser

I found my Happiness on this link; https://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/e4d51dc4-6460-437d-aa8e-0ae4d3aa8cc5#singleHTTPS I did not installed OFFICE WEB APP SERVER.
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Check if document is read by current user

You could set things up in the Audit Setting http://SiteCollectionURL/_layouts/15/AuditSettings.aspx where you can select Open Document among other things.
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How to I make it mandatory that documents in my SharePoint library are saved before opening?

I have run into this issue myself. In my case I had the following scenario: Initially, my web application had 'Browser File Handling' set to 'Strict' (which is the default when creating a web ...
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Onpremise Sharepoint 2016 - realtime coauthoring

https://support.microsoft.com/en-ca/help/3100925/word-2016-co-authoring-fails-when-file-is-stored-on-sharepoint-2013 It says: "Status This problem was fixed in with this update October 13, 2015, ...
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