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Our latest Grid User Post comes from Laura Rogers. You can view the original post here.
Do you want people to be able to quickly fill in a form on your site, over and over again? One option for this has always been datasheet view, but sometimes you have a more complex form. In this post, I’ll show how you can create a button that will save the current record and immediately go to a new blank form.
In this example, I’ll just use a simple announcements list.
Done! Now, if you want to make it look pretty and professional, use picture buttons instead of those old gray ones. I like to use PowerPoint to create buttons and make them PNG files.
ONE NEGATIVE to this solution:
If you’re using a SharePoint list form customized with InfoPath, you’ll still have the save button in the ribbon. That Save button will do the “save and new” functionality, and there is not a way to change this without messing up this solution. One option you have is to remove the ribbon altogether. Click File and click the Form Options button. On the Web Browser tab, uncheck the box next to Show InfoPath commands in Ribbon or toolbar. Unfortunately, when you do this, there won’t be an edit button there on the form either, and the only way people can get to the edit screen will be to use the drop-down box on that item when in the list view, or use the ribbon when in list view.
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