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Change order of columns in a list

Posted By:      Posted Date: September 29, 2010    Points: 0   Category :SharePoint

Hi there

I'm looking for a way to change the order of the colums in a list in SharePoint 2010. I only have access to SharePoint Designer 2010 for editing the site.

I already looked at the function to create custom views for lists. However this are only useful when viewing the list as a whole, however when you edit an existing, or create a new entry you will see

  • first: the columns in the order in which they were created.
  • and second: all of the columns. i cant find a way to make certain columns invisible for the user.
I already looked through the functions that are given to me by SharePoint Designer 2010 when editing the columns of a list and I also checked for a way to change the order of the columns when surfing the actual website with Internet Explorer.

Does anyone know how to do this? Or am I just trying to find a function that doesn't make sense because it's covered by another feature?

Thanks for your help!

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