So I’ve discovered an interesting problem with Content Approval, which is a special issue for Office 365. I have a document library with more than 5000 documents in it. Content Approval is turned on, and the customer would like a view of ‘Unapproved Documents’.
For a Document Management System, 5000 documents in one repository is small beer, so this is a bit of a problem. “Okay”, I thought, “this must be a choice column, so I’ll just add an index to the column”. Continue reading “Content Approval and Large Lists”
I’ve been working on a custom field for, well, a while now, and after making some changes I started to get the error “To save to the server, correct the invalid or missing required properties” when trying to edit a document and save the changes back in Word 2007. This was a little strange, as I’d already sorted out hiding the custom field from the document information panel, and things had been working fine since then.
New documents seemed to be alright, but the older ones weren’t. So, maybe the problems were all the old documents, rather than my field.
Eventually, I came across this knowledgebase article – so I “inspected” the document, removed any of it’s custom data, and resaved it – and it worked fine.
What I think happened here was, I was testing different settings for Content Approval and Versioning on my document libraries. I think the troublesome documents were created when one of those was set to be ‘on’, and I subsequently turned it ‘off’. This meant that the document actually had extra data that referred to a column that no longer existed (I think) – which probably means this is related to Content Approval.
But I’d be curious if anyone else has managed to cause this error, and how they did so.
I keep getting questions from customers about what statuses are used in Publishing and Content Approval, and who can see what items in what status. It’s a little complex, as it depends entirely upon your configuration of content approval and versioning settings. Continue reading “Content Approval Statuses”
One of the main selling points of Office 2007 (to me, anyway) is it’s integration with SharePoint 2007. However, customers usually seem to still be using Office 2003, and this degrades the user experience. One of the main things that irritates is Check-out/check-in policy, and users just opening things in Read-only mode.
Well, again, Ton Stegeman has a solution. As one of my colleague’s comments ‘Smart man, that’.