Thursday, August 26, 2010

Working with PDF files in Sharepoint 2010

Sharepoint 2010 doesn't offer the best PDF experience out of the box, but it can be quicky improved applying the recomendations from this two articles:

Friday, August 6, 2010

Removing Sharepoint’s 2010 Left Nav Bar

Most of Sharepoint Page Templates and Masterpages include a left navigation bar. To remove it, we have two options:

  1. Implement a custom master page, or simplier,
  2. Create a (layout) page that removes the master’s nav bar by:
    1. Declaring an empty Content Placeholder for PlaceHolderLeftNavBar
    2. <asp:Content ContentPlaceHolderId="PlaceHolderLeftNavBar" runat="server"/>

    3. Modifying the div’s styles
    4. <style type="text/css">
          body #s4-leftpanel {display:none;}
          .s4-ca {margin-left:0px;}

Taken from the Kraft and Kennedy blog.

Office 2010 64-bit and the Datasheet View

I’ve just updated my notebook to Office 2010 64-bit, and suddenly, the Datasheet view in my Sharepoint 2010 sites started to give the following error:
The list cannot be displayed in DataSheet view for one or more of the following reasons:
- A datasheet component compatible with Microsoft Sharepoint Foundation is not installed.
- Your web browser does not suport ActiveX controls
- A component is not propelry configured for 32- or 64-bit support.
After wondering what was wrong, I came across this thread.
Apparently, Sharepoint 2010, even being 64-bit, requires the 32-bit ActiveX Datasheet.
Luckily, we can install the 32-bit ActiveX as part of the
“2007 Office System Driver: Data Connectivity Components” that can be downloaded here.