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  • Hi,

    Moderator suggested that I redirect this question from Office Community, so apologies in advance for the fact it may seem slightly amateurish...

    When our Team Site was first developed, the document libraries within the subsites were displayed in a clear and convenient grid-style but whenever we now add new subsites, only the quick launch bar and a rather messy-looking "Documents" list appears. Could anyone shed some light on how to change the display so that the first type applies? Thanks!

    PS Will add screenshots when MS allow...

    Wednesday, August 21, 2019 2:37 PM

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  • Hi JMEQL,

    If you want to customize the quick launch in the subsite, you could go to the subsite-> site settings-> Look and Feel->Navigation-> Current Navigation.

    And you also could add, edit and delete the headers and links in the quick launch by the Structural Navigation: Editing and Sorting.


    Best regards,

    Sara Fan


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    Thursday, August 22, 2019 2:53 AM
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  • Hi Sara,

    I have tried quite a lot of options in Navigation etc. but none of it seems to work. To give you the screenshot examples, the first is how the original developer did it (and we like that), while the second is what it defaults to when we add a new subsite now (which we don't like). Would be grateful for any further thoughts!

    JM

    Thursday, August 22, 2019 10:44 AM
  • Hi JMEQL,

    You could check if there is custom code in the page in the first screenshot in your post.

    If you there is custom code in the page, then you also should add the custom code in your new subsite to achieve the same result.

    Best regards,

    Sara Fan


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    Friday, August 23, 2019 7:43 AM
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  • Hi Sara,<o:p></o:p>

    I'm afraid that with looking into the code we're getting into realms a bit beyond my capabilities - I am not an SP designer or developer. If it really isn't straightforward and involves custom code in the original design, we'll probably have to get a developer involved.<o:p></o:p>

    Tbh, I was hoping that it would be something simpler than that because ultimately it is just a question of how Document Libraries are displayed and navigated within a subsite and I still don't understand the problem because the default settings for our subsites are that they inherit everything from the master page/parent site, all of which do have the tile layout rather than the list one.<o:p></o:p>

    I'm beginning to think that SP is a curious mix of simple/very user friendly in some ways and unnecessarily complicated in others!<o:p></o:p>

    Thanks,<o:p></o:p>

    JM<o:p></o:p>


    Friday, August 23, 2019 9:52 AM
  • Hi JMEQL,

    Looking at your screen shots I figured these two pages are not same.

    One is Home.aspx from Pages and the second is from SitePages.

    Please check, you might be making changes in different location.

    Thanks

    Sree

    Friday, August 23, 2019 7:41 PM
  • Hi JMEQL,

    If the subsite inherits from the parent site, then you could check if the master page in the subsite inherits from the parent site.

    Go to the sub site settings-> Look and Feel-> Master page

    And you should activate the publishing feature in the subsite, then you will see the master page under Look and Feel.

    Best regards,

    Sara Fan


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    Monday, August 26, 2019 8:05 AM
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  • Hi JMEQL,

    How is everything going?

    Is there anything update about this issue?

    If the reply is helpful to you, you could mark the reply as answer. Thanks for your understanding.

    Best regards,

    Sara Fan

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    Wednesday, August 28, 2019 3:05 AM
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  • Hi Sree,

    Thanks very much - you may be on to something there. Just to set out the various urls...

    Our team site is: https://********.sharepoint.com/Pages/Home.aspx

    The first level subsite is called Case Files: https://********.sharepoint.com/Case%20Files/Pages/Home.aspx

    My own (second level) subsite of that (created by the original developer) is called JM:   https://********.sharepoint.com/Case%20Files/JM/Pages/Home.aspx

    The troublesome subsite is called AF: https://********.sharepoint.com/Case%20Files/AF/SitePages/Home.aspx

    As you say, the name of the AF site is different and I don't know why. I created it by going into the Case Files level and going through Settings, Site Contents, +New Subsite but there is obviously something wrong with this.

    Should I perhaps be creating a new page rather than a new subsite?

    Any more thoughts gratefully received.

    Thanks,

    JM

    Wednesday, August 28, 2019 11:26 AM
  • Hi JMEQL,

    From the URLs, your team site https://********.sharepoint.com/Pages/Home.aspx, Case Files https://********.sharepoint.com/Case%20Files/Pages/Home.aspx and JM https://********.sharepoint.com/Case%20Files/JM/Pages/Home.aspx activate the publishing feature in the sites.

    Because the Pages library only exists when the publishing feature is activated.

    I suppose your developer creates the custom page in the Pages library, add the custom code in the page and set the page as home page.

    And the site you created does not activate the publishing feature. It uses the default home page.

    Best regards,

    Sara Fan


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    Friday, August 30, 2019 6:36 AM
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  • Hi JMEQL, 

    If the reply is helpful to you, you could mark the reply as answer. Thanks for your understanding.

    Best regards,

    Sara Fan

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    Tuesday, September 3, 2019 1:19 AM
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  • Hi Sree,

    Thanks very much - you may be on to something there. Just to set out the various urls...

    Our team site is: https://********.sharepoint.com/Pages/Home.aspx

    The first level subsite is called Case Files: https://********.sharepoint.com/Case%20Files/Pages/Home.aspx

    My own (second level) subsite of that (created by the original developer) is called JM:   https://********.sharepoint.com/Case%20Files/JM/Pages/Home.aspx

    The troublesome subsite is called AF: https://********.sharepoint.com/Case%20Files/AF/SitePages/Home.aspx

    As you say, the name of the AF site is different and I don't know why. I created it by going into the Case Files level and going through Settings, Site Contents, +New Subsite but there is obviously something wrong with this.

    Should I perhaps be creating a new page rather than a new subsite?

    Any more thoughts gratefully received.

    Thanks,

    JM

    Monday, September 9, 2019 11:00 AM
  • Hi Sara,

    Thanks for your suggestion but publishing was/is already active for all those sites.

    I have re-posted the url query in direct response to gsreel, as I think he might possibly have the answer. 

    Rgds,

    JM

    Monday, September 9, 2019 11:04 AM