Peng Zhang on February 3rd, 2014

Here are some observations about the personal site collection (my site) created for each user: By default, you cannot activate the Server Publishing feature, because of an error to the effect that there is already a “Documents” library, and the message suggests deleting the document library, but that document library has no “delete this list” [...]

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Peng Zhang on February 3rd, 2014

Sharepoint my site host is a site collection where users will come to when they click the “About me” link from the Welcome drop down. Specifically, users come to the person.aspx page of the my site host site collection. From there, users can click links that will bring them to their own personal site collection. [...]

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Peng Zhang on June 26th, 2012

The server control Sharepoint:FieldDescription does not render the description on a DispForm.aspx page when the ControlMode is set to “display”, despite the fact that the design view in Sharepoint Designer does show the description of the field. But when the controlMode is set to “Edit” or “New”, the field description content does get rendered on [...]

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Peng Zhang on February 15th, 2012

I encountered a Sharepoint security oddity with a document library. Basically, a user who does not have permission to access a folder within a document library can actually view the folder when he/she uses a particular link format. Note that it is using to open a window on a folder. See the different link [...]

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The default dictionary used for spelling checking when editing a wiki page is “English – US”. And it turns out that there is no built-in configuration or setting that would allow you to easily change that. One workaround, after some googling, is to use javascript to change the language code on the EditForm.aspx page with [...]

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Peng Zhang on October 20th, 2011

I modified the alternate css file attached to the root site /ist/. Below are the modifications: Thanks to this web article.

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