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How to edit text in New Task drop down descriptor RRS feed

  • Question

  • I have created a Task list in MOSS 2007.  When the user clicks the New button to add a new task, there is a descriptor that reads "Track a work item that you or your team needs you to complete."  Is there a way to edit this text?  I have SP Designer 2007 that I can use.
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    • Moved by Mike Walsh FIN Friday, August 19, 2011 5:58 PM clearly not a general question but customization (From:SharePoint - General Question and Answers and Discussion (pre-SharePoint 2010))
    Friday, August 19, 2011 4:58 PM

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  • Yes, there is a way and without needing the designer

    1. Navigate to your list
    2. Go to List Settings Page using the Settings --> List Settings
    3. Click on Advanced Settings Link
    4. Ensure that Allow management of content types? option is set to "YES" and say OK
    5. You will be able to see the list of content types which are displayed in the New menu of your list
    6. Select the content type whose description you want to change (In your case "Task")
    7. On the Content Type Settings page select "Name and Description"
    8. Now change the description as per your requirement and say "ok"

    You are done!!

     


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    • Marked as answer by run4it Friday, August 19, 2011 10:29 PM
    Friday, August 19, 2011 6:40 PM

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  • Yes, there is a way and without needing the designer

    1. Navigate to your list
    2. Go to List Settings Page using the Settings --> List Settings
    3. Click on Advanced Settings Link
    4. Ensure that Allow management of content types? option is set to "YES" and say OK
    5. You will be able to see the list of content types which are displayed in the New menu of your list
    6. Select the content type whose description you want to change (In your case "Task")
    7. On the Content Type Settings page select "Name and Description"
    8. Now change the description as per your requirement and say "ok"

    You are done!!

     


    My SharePoint Blog
    http://dhireny.blogspot.com
    • Marked as answer by run4it Friday, August 19, 2011 10:29 PM
    Friday, August 19, 2011 6:40 PM
  • perfect!  Thank you.  They sure hide some stuff in SP.
    There are no mistakes; every result tells you something of value about what you're are trying to accomplish.
    Friday, August 19, 2011 10:30 PM