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Customize a List Form with a Web Part

A SharePoint Online tutorial by Peter Kalmström

SharePoint iconSharePoint list forms can be customized in several ways, and you can even customize to a certain extent in the web browser. In the demo below Peter Kalmstrom, CEO and Systems Designer of kalmstrom.com Business Solutions, shows an example. do it.

The forms are contained in web part pages, and you cannot customize the existing web parts at all. What you can do is add another web part, and Peter recommends the Content Editor web part. You can embed code and add tables, links, pictures, videos or another web part to the Content Editor web part.

Customize a list form by adding a web part

  1. Customize list formsClick on the button Form Web Parts under the LIST tab in the ribbon.
  2. Select one of the options, depending on which form you wish to customize.
  3. Click on Add a Web Part.
  4. Add the Content Editor web part in the Media & Content category.
  5. Click on "Click here to add content" and add the content you wish to add from the options under the ribbon tabs.
  6. Edit the web part and set the Chrome Type to None to avoid having the Content Editor caption on the web part.
  7. Click on the Stop Editing button.





At the bottom of the Edit Web Part panel there is a button for modification with JavaScript. Peter shows it in the demo, but he does not go into it as the SharePoint Online from Scratch series is no-code. However, if you want to explore this options you can find some samples here: https://code.msdn.microsoft.com/office/Client-side-rendering-JS-2ed3538a 




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