Friday, March 04, 2011 4:48 AM
I've got an announcements list which I'm using as a staff noticeboard.
I've put a view of the list on the homepage, just showing the title as a link to the post, the most recent 5 posts only.
Meanwhile in sitepages, I've got a fancy looking "noticeboard" page which has got a more detailed view of the announcements list along with some "help" information.
What I have been asked to do is alter the view on the homepage so that when the user clicks on ANY item, instead of opening that single item in a window, it redirects the user to the "noticeboard" page that I've created.
Does anyone know if this is possible? Or easy? I do have SharePoint Designer 2010, but I'm not too familiar with it (yet!)
Friday, March 04, 2011 5:35 AMWhy would people be forced to go to the Notice Board instead of going to the item they want to see? That's like going backwards in time with technology. In SharePoint, people expect to go to the item they clicked on. So, if you want people to have the OPTION of going to the Notice Board instead of FORCING them, then you add the Notice Board as a link in your navigation somewhere so that people can CHOOSE to either go to the item or go to the Notice Board. If your Notice Board shows only ONE item at a time, and you want the item clicked to show up individually in the Notice Board (it didn't sound like you had built it this way), then you'd have to create a custom web part in place of the Announcement web part that hyperlinks to the page using the ID of the item selected. One way to do this is with a Data View Web Part in SPD2010, but it doesn't seem like a great idea to force this on users.
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Friday, March 11, 2011 1:15 AM
I'm in an industry with a lot of non-technical people and with people who will resist change. Therefore the rollout of SharePoint is going to be interesting. We've decided to mirror our intranet as much as possible initially (but still implementing team sites ready for future use etc.), then in our second phase of the implementation introduce more SharePoint features, get users who have shown an interest more involved etc. I guess the "worry" was that people click on a noticeboard item on our homepage and it pops up in a new window and they see the ribbon it might confuse people. (Did I mention we're still on Windows XP / Office 2003?!). Anyway I've decided not to mess about. I've added a link "View all noticeboard entries" under the most recent posts :)