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Inserting Interactive buttons in Sharepoint Designer 2010

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Found the solution to inserting Interactive buttons issue I mentioned in an earlier entry.  Insert Interactive Button is there, just not on any ribbon by default.

To get it on a ribbon where it’s usable:

  1. Select the ribbon you want to add it to (I’d suggest the Insert ribbon).
  2. Right click on an empty area of the ribbon
  3. Select “Customize this Ribbon”, this opens the SharePoint Designer Options dialogue on the Customize ribbon item.
  4. In the right hand side make sure the correct ribbon is selected in the list.
  5. You cannot add items to existing groups (for Interactive Buttons the Controls group would be logical) so click on the New Group button just below the box listing the ribbons.
  6. Right click on the newly created group and select Rename.
  7. Enter the name name you want for the group and, if you want, select a graphic to associate with it.
  8. Make sure that the new group is selected and on the left column choose ‘All Commands’ from the Choose Commands From drop down.
  9. Scroll thought he list of comands in the list box below the drop down.  Select the commands you want (they’re in alphabetical order, Interactive Button is about half way down)and click the Add>> button for each one.
  10. Click the OK button.
  11. You should now have a group on the ribbon including the commands you selected.

Given some of the options that are there I think Microsoft need to reassess their priorities for what makes it to the ribbon by default and what doesn’t.


Written by stephenboothuk

August 11, 2011 at 1:07 pm

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  1. Good job – love the interactive button!


    September 26, 2012 at 5:15 am

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