InfoPath: Adding a button to switch between views

The ability to have multiple views of information and multiple uses for forms is one of the great features of InfoPath. And yet, any person responsible for supporting the users working with the forms can tell you that it can be a real challenge to users to have to switch views via the menu system….

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Redux: Excel tip: Split first name and last name into separate cells

In response to my post on splitting names into multiple columns in Excel, someone (who listed themselves as “me”) posted the following comment: very interesting, but there is a problem – when you split the names into two or three columns using this method and there are variations of first+last and first+middle+last names within the…

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SharePoint Links Updated

The SharePoint Links on the right nav of my blog have been updated.  I’ve been remis, and there are lots of good bloggers out there. I still haven’t found a good getting started document, though… if anyone can point me to one I’d be very grateful.  The target audience is people who have very basic…

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A whole site of SharePoint blogs!

Hey, there’s a whole site of SharePoint blogs.  All the posts on the site are supposed to be about SharePoint, so seems like it should be a great resource (haven’t had a chance to look around that much 🙂

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Workflow on SharePoint

I’ve had a number of people ask me about workflow on SharePoint, and while I’ve run across an article or post here or there, I didn’t have a great place to point people to.  However, on Lamont Harrington’s blog I found a whole category of workflow posts.  Here’s the RSS feed.  

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Lamont Harrington: Great list of SharePoint Resources

Today I was looking for some information for users on “Getting Started with WSS” (this is for the non-profit that I set up a SharePoint site for) and I ran across Lamont Harrington’s blog.  There are some really great resources here, I don’t know how I missed it previously!  One of the most useful posts…

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Excel tip: Split first name and last name into separate cells

Recently, I helped out a local charitable organization by printing some labels from an Excel spreadsheet that had a single column called “Name” that contained both first name and last name.  City, state and zip were also in a single column.  I offered then to clean up the spreadsheet by splitting the data into separate…

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InfoPath Question: Easy way to specify order of forms to be merged?

I’m thinking that the answer to this question is “No” because of an article I found on MSDN that said InfoPath gets the list of forms that were selected in the Merge Forms dialog box. More than one form can be selected, and forms are processed in an arbitrary order. but does anyone know of…

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Web Part Deployment Best Practices?

In articles on MSDN that talk about creating basic web parts, they talk about deployment by importing a .DWT.  However, there is also an article on “Using Wppackager to Package and Deploy Web Parts for Microsoft SharePoint Products and Technologies” along with the Wppackager download.  This, plus a post I ran across that complained about web…

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