Showing posts with label Office 2003 limitations. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Office 2003 limitations. Show all posts

15 May, 2011

Icons in Datasheet view for lists in SharePoint does not display correctly with office 2003

Office 2003 has so many limitations as compare to advanced version i.e. Office 2007. Microsoft recommended that if we want to use SharePoint 2007 in feasible manner then the best version is Office 2007.

I have two Virtual machines for testing from the client perspectives: One with Office 2003 and second with office 2007.

Issue is: When i tried to open a sharepoint list in datasheet view then the icons didn't render properly
Note: This is my Office 2003 with SP3 machine

Standard view is working correctly, problem is only with Datasheet view

Troubleshooting Did:
-Installed the windows sharepoint services support component by means of Office options
-checked the number of characters in the URL & that's fine (256 character limitation)
-checked with Office 2007, works perfectly

Now the questions arises: what is the problem with Office 2003. Not able to find out the root cause behind this but seems to be a Design Limitation with Office 2003.

This issue is a design limitation for integration between Microsoft Office 2003 and SharePoint, and is only present for List's Datasheet view.
As a result, you cannot browse the folders from this view.

If you open a Document Library in Datasheet View, the Icons are rendered correctly.
If you open a List in Datasheet View with Microsoft Office 2007 the Icons are rendered correctly.

Upgrade to Office 2007 or later in order to avoid this behavior with SharePoint.

If you have any queries/questions regarding the above mentioned information then please let me know... I would be more than happy to help you as well as resolves your issues...