Monday, November 24, 2014

Change Master Page via the UI in a Non-Publishing Site

Any sites without the Publishing features activated will be missing the Master Page link in the Look and Feel section in Site Settings:

vs with the Publishing features activated:

If you need to change the master page on a site that does not have the publishing features activated you can just add the following to the url of your site:


and hit that directly.  All the functionality will still work.

Tuesday, May 13, 2014

Display multiple people from a people picker control in InfoPath

If you want to use a Calculated Value control in InfoPath to display all the display names of users from a people picker control, it needs to be embedded in the Repeating Section of the Person control you're using.

The easiest way to do this is to drag the control into your form, which will bring in textbox within a repeating section.  Then right click the control and change the control to a calculated value.  Clean up the control a little bit and you'll be all set!

Wednesday, February 26, 2014

AdLib Convert to PDF not converting InfoPath correctly

We had a situation where while using AdLib to convert our files to PDFs, our InfoPath forms were being converted, but with just the raw xml data being displayed, rather than the default view of the InfoPath form. 

Logging onto the server as the AdLib user, we could see that InfoPath was open and waiting for credentials.  By adding the AdLib user to our IE Intranet Zone, which automatically logs it in, we started to get a proper conversion of InfoPath.

Monday, February 24, 2014

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When in a Records Center site, I was trying to to Manage Record Center via the Site Actions menu but I was getting the following error message:

We had a custom master page installed where we made minor modifications but we knew should have worked.  We created the Records Center site after applying this master page, and most everything worked, except this page.  We managed to resolve it by resetting all of the sites master pages to v4.master, opening up the Records Center Management page, and then resetting them all back to our custom master page.  (NOTE:  if you're on a site without publishing features enabled you can just add /_layouts/ChangeSiteMasterPage.aspx to the end of your site's url to get there)

Thursday, January 16, 2014

Publishing Nintex Workflows gives a “This workflow already exists” error.

If you’re trying to publish a Nintex Workflow and you get a message saying they already exist, yet you don't see them in the UI, just open up SharePoint Designer and delete them in two spots:  1)  The Workflows list, and 2) Under All Files -> Nintex Workflows.

Nintex Workflow stuck in “Starting” state

If you find your Nintex workflow never leaving the "Starting" state, set the value in the Form Library settings:  ‘Require documents to be checked out before they can be edited’, to “No”.  This is a known Nintex bug: