How to Embed Content with Microsoft Lists Formatting

Microsoft Lists continues to evolve, offering more dynamic and interactive features to streamline your workflow. The latest update introduces an exciting capability: embedding content directly into your lists with ease. This new feature is designed to enhance your lists, allowing you to integrate rich content like document previews, registration forms, and even videos from external platforms.

Embed Content with Microsoft Lists Formatting

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Fix Issue: Embedding content from this website isn’t allowed

If you are formatting Microsoft Lists to make use of the embed functionality and you are seeing the message Embedding content from this website isn’t allowed, then you will need to white list the URL form the source site on your SharePoint site.

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Enhancing Data Management with Microsoft Lists Forms and Form Formatting

Microsoft Lists is a great tool for data collection in your organization. With the introduction of Microsoft Lists Forms, the process has been refined, offering a more targeted and user-centric approach. A key advantage of this new feature is the selective exposure of fields to users, safeguarding the full data schema of your list.

Despite this advancement, the feature does not differentiate the data input by the user from the subsequent additions made by someone with full list access. The fields are displayed side by side, which can lead to a mix-up of user-input data with that intended for the list owner.

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How to Fix a Missing Column in a Calendar View Formatting in Microsoft Lists

If you are using Microsoft Lists to create and manage your calendars, you might have encountered a common issue: not seeing all the columns the list contains when trying to format the calendar. This can be frustrating if you want to use specific columns to apply different colors to the calendar events.

The reason for this issue is that the calendar view does not include all the columns by default. It only shows the columns that are relevant for a calendar. If you have other columns in your list that you want to use for formatting, you will need to add them to the calendar view first.

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How to group and sort a Microsoft Lists view by month

Microsoft Lists is a powerful tool that allows you to create and manage data in various ways. You can use lists to track issues, tasks, contacts, inventory, and more. One of the features that makes lists so versatile is the ability to create different views of your data. Views let you filter, sort, group, and format your list items according to your needs and preferences.

One common scenario that many users face is how to group their list items by month. For example, you might want to see how many tasks were completed, how many issues were resolved, or how much revenue was generated in each month. Grouping by month can help you identify trends, patterns, and outliers in your data.

In this blog post, I will guide you step by step through the process of creating a list view that is grouped and sorted by month in chronological order. You will learn how to create calculated columns, use formulas, and adjust sorting options to achieve the desired result.

Group and sort a Microsoft Lists view by month

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How to detect the length of a string with Microsoft Lists formatting

One of the things that I like to do at the beginning of every year is to review some of my Microsoft Lists and create new views or refine some of the existing ones. This year was no exception, and while I was working on one of my lists, I decided to fix a problem (more about it here) that had been bothering me for a long time but in the process, I found another annoying issue.

My goal was to split a string and I jumped immediately into the length function; however this function only measures the size of an array, not the length of a string. This means that if you want to apply some conditional formatting based on the number of characters in a text field, or if you want to split the string in half you are out of luck.

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How to fix and format an image column with preview in Microsoft Lists and SharePoint

One of the first column formatting samples I did for SharePoint and Microsoft Lists was a lightbox to preview the image stored in the Image field, this way the user is able to see the picture in high resolution without the need to download it or open it in another tab.

This sample is available in the PnP GitHub repo and had several revisions, unfortunately all of them stopped working as some of the image field properties are no longer there. Thankfully there is a new method to get thumbnails from the image that can be used to replace the old properties.

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Mastering list view formatting: How to format selected items in Microsoft Lists and SharePoint

Lists can help you to keep track of tasks, projects, and important information. However, as lists grow larger and more complex, it can be challenging to navigate and make sense of the data. That’s where list view formatting comes in.

With the ability to customize how lists are displayed, list view formatting allows you to present data in a more meaningful and visually appealing way. One of the most useful features of list view formatting is the ability to highlight selected items, providing an instant visual cue that draws the user’s attention to important information.

This blog post will guide you through formatting selected items in views, using two different examples to illustrate the process.

 How to format selected items in Microsoft Lists and SharePoint

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Formatting grouped list headers with user profile pictures

Grouping a list in SharePoint or Microsoft Lists, makes it easier to view and analyze the data as the information is aggregated by one column.

In this article I’m explaining how you can group a list and format the header of the group with the creator name and profile picture to make it easier to find the information.

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How to format a Microsoft Lists Calendar view

Modern SharePoint and Microsoft Lists calendar views are available for some time now and I covered the creation process already here in the blog.

What I’m explaining in this post is how you can easily format the calendar with colors to better identify the items throughout the month.

Format Microsoft Lists and SharePoint calendars

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I've been working with Microsoft Technologies over the last ten years, mainly focused on creating collaboration and productivity solutions that drive the adoption of Microsoft Modern Workplace.