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Read Only Access to a List: Why the Edit Links Available?

  Asked By: Damien    Date: Aug 18    Category: Sharepoint    Views: 1383

I am configuring lists on a my portal homepage. There will be a
single content manager here, the rest of the company will have "Read-
Only" access.

My problem is that all users see the "Add Event" link (or any of the
edit links for that matter)

If they then go through the trouble of entering in all the details
for a new calendar event, when they try to save they receive an
authentication prompt from windows. When they cancel out of this (it
keeps repeating if they fail) then they get the "Access Denied"

I can't figure out how to hide these edit links for users who have
only been given "Read only" access. This is probably a showstopping
usability issue. There must be a way to hide these but I've been
trying all the settings here for hours. I just can't believe that it
has to work this way. Please save my project!



1 Answer Found

Answer #1    Answered By: Kurt Gilbert     Answered On: Aug 18

This is relatively easy, though not obvious.

Select the web part menu
Select Modify Shared Web Part
Under Toolbar Type select No Toolbar
Click OK

This will prevent the add  Event link  from being displayed. Events can
then be added by going to the underlying list  which should work  well in
your situation.

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