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  Asked By: Bob    Date: Feb 18    Category: Sharepoint    Views: 865


I can get it all to work except the Text... I'm curious if anyone
else has tried to duplicate this effort.

What I'm trying to get is a popup window to open AND navigate to a new
page when the user clicks on a link. This is to provide some
instruction\help in the popup while taking the user to a new page.

Just like the QuickStart Guide. What a bizarre animal that thing is.



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Answer #1    Answered By: Damon Garner     Answered On: Feb 18

my colleague and I did a proof of concept in
a sort of task oriented help. This task oriented help would be visible
all the time while the user  clicks his way in SharePoint.

What we did is, we created a custom list with a task "card" title, a
step order number and step text  column. A task "card" has several steps
of text. We filled the list with some basic steps and created a view
per card.

Next we used a content editor webpart to show a hyperlink people could
click to show the steps to perform a task. This hyperlink simply opens
the view in the SEARCH BAR of Internet Explorer:
<A href="https://server/sites/SharePointCompetenceCenter/Lists/Tutorial%
20List/TutPageView1.aspx" target=_search>Show demo task</A>.

This opens the IE searchbar and shows the TutPageView1.aspx page. The
user can now follow the task instructions in the search bar while
clicking in the main IE window. And the steps are just rendered items
from a SharePoint custom list and can easily be augmented or created
simply adding items to the custom list. Even a client can do this!

It's only a POC, but we did get feedback that clients may be confused
my the Search bar's title which obviously is "Search". But who knows,
this may just be something you can use...

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