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SharePoint + Word + Metadata + Spaces = Death

16 January, 2012 (11:08) | Office, SharePoint | By: Liebrand

This morning I received an interesting support ticket.  The reported issue was that when clicking a document from SharePoint it would completely freeze the browser and Word.  I tried it from my desk and was able to reproduce the issue. It was only occurring with a specific document. Immediately I thought this form must be […]

Is it really that difficult to create numbered lists in Word?

19 September, 2011 (11:31) | Office, Rant | By: Liebrand

A really poorly styled Word document lead me to write this blog post today to rant!  Is this really that difficult?  I see it all the time – people constantly screwing around with the numbered lists in documents. They decide to re-number something but they change the number and the rest of the numbers change, […]

Document is locked for editing – Part 2

12 April, 2010 (11:02) | Office, SharePoint | By: Liebrand

In 2008 I made a post about the infamous “locked for editing” message many people experience while using Office with documents stored in SharePoint. This post addressed the issue that can occur outside the normal “locking” mechanism Office and SharePoint. I recently had a problem where I attempted to edit an Excel spreadsheet and I […]

SharePoint / Office 2007 and random authentication pop up's with “My SharePoint Sites” (Memberships)

25 January, 2009 (13:18) | Office, SharePoint | By: Liebrand

Update – 7/2/2009 The Office 2007 hotfix (KB970950) is now available to download: http://support.microsoft.com/kb/970950 The specific bullet that resolves this problem states the following: “When you view folders that are listed under My SharePoint Sites in the Open dialog box or the Save As dialog box in a 2007 Office application, you are prompted for […]