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  Asked By: Ivan    Date: Aug 31    Category: Sharepoint    Views: 1847

Still under the learning curve with my SPS 3 installation so forgive
this basic question.

I'm setting up a custom list to mimic a Word form as close as I can.
The form contains vertical columns (tables) and I'm wondering if a list
can contain a 'table' or vertical columns?



2 Answers Found

Answer #1    Answered By: Fidel Crane     Answered On: Aug 31

Being a non-developer, the only way I know of to do this is to edit the
dispform.aspx, editform.aspx and newform.aspx pages, using SP Designer.

(you may want to play with this in a test environment first)
here's what you do for each of the 3 pages:
1. Open the form  in Designer
2. Select the web part in the middle of the page (with all the "column
1, column 2" and all that)
3. Hit Delete on the keyboard, and "click to insert a web part"
4. On the <Insert> menu, select SharePoint Controls, and then Custom
List Form
5. Select the name of the list  you're in, and for "Type of form",
select the type according to which page you're editing. Click OK

Now, you'll see that you can basically free-form edit the page. THERE
IS AN ART TO THIS. It takes practice, and you might screw it up a few
times like I did. Basically, you can put a table  on your page, and put
the fields exactly where you want them to display.

When you save your page, unfortunately this will unghost it.

Answer #2    Answered By: Akshara Sanghavi     Answered On: Aug 31

I just want to thank you for taking the time and offering a solution. I
had sent the email quite some time ago and no one responded until now.
I think it will be fun trying this out in my test environment and
learning something new.

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