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Building Web Applications with Microsoft® Office SharePoint® Designer 2007 Step by Step by John Jansen

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Modifying Default Form Pages

In addition to modifying the default view page for a list, it is sometimes important to also modify the input and edit forms for that list. List forms allow you to insert data into the fields in the list, but the fields that allow this always appear stacked top to bottom. There are times when a different layout would make more sense. For example, if the user were filling out the Contacts list, it would be simpler to place the last name to the left of the first name, rather than above it.

Customizing the default forms for lists is challenging. A form is rendered via a List Form Web Part, which means that there is no way to drag and drop fields to make the form appear the way you want it to. Even in SharePoint Designer ...

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