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Hi, I'm pretty new to Sharepoint 2K10; I have the following issue.

I create a content type based on the standard "Document" content type that has the Title Column required.

I've activated multiple content types in a library and I've associated a ppt template to the content type.

When I create a new document based on the above content type, the Title field in the Document Information Panel (Office 2010)doesn't appear as mandatory even if it actually is.

That's generate confusion on the user.


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We have a document library configured with a few content types and document information panels for those items. Also on this list we have a BDC column setup to pull client names from MS CRM. This works fine on the list itself, however, in Word 2007 - the picker does not show up in the DIP, so we cannot easily select clients without knowing the name (first issue).

Secondly, if we enter in a client name, or partial, we recieve the following error:

"There was an error in the validation code" - with the following details:
Document Information Panel cannot complete this action, because of an error
in the form's code.
The following error occurred:

Object required
FileTongue Tiedcript.js

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I tried to add items to the Choices collection (within the constructor). It seems working fine as I can see the dropdown populated perfectly while uploading documents. But at the same time in the Document Information Panel of the MS WORD, it is not showing properly. What happening is, the dropdown values are not "dynamic". Even if I change the values in my list, the doropdown within the DIP stays same.

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