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Document library puzzler

  Asked By: Brain    Date: Feb 15    Category: Sharepoint    Views: 521

In a document library view, is it possible to have the option "linked
to document with edit menu" attached to any other field besides "Name"?
We have a naming convention in place for the document library in
question. When a user uploads a document, they are asked to title it
(in a separate field) according to the naming convention - which
oftentimes, does not match up with the filename of the document. So in
the document library view, it would be nice to not even have to display
the filenames of the documents - but currently I have to as that's the
only way I can get the "linked to document with edit menu" option out
there for the users. Is there a way to attach this option to the
new "Title" field I created?



3 Answers Found

Answer #1    Answered By: Tyrell Nash     Answered On: Feb 15

I would love to know what you find out about this. I have many
situations that I want to do the same...

Answer #2    Answered By: Silvia Wilkinson     Answered On: Feb 15

I don't know of a way in a normal document  library view  to show the
title linked  to the document. The best you can do I think is show
the title  instead of the name, then have next to it either the "Type
(icon linked to document)" field  (which lets the user  open the file)
or "Edit (link to edit  item)" field (which lets the user edit the
document's metadata) or both. Neither of these give you the drop-
down menu  options like check in etc.

You could construct a data form web part in SharePoint Designer
which shows the title as a link to the document. Again however you
wouldn't have the drop-down menu.

Answer #3    Answered By: Candy Walter     Answered On: Feb 15

I appreciate the reply! What you suggest about the edit
button is my fallback solution, which will work, but it's just less

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