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martinn
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How to replace 'new element' on page

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Hello,

I have build a page containing a list build using two content types so that I can use 2 different Nintex forms, one for each content type. To be more clear lets name these type this way: one content type is "main content" the other "additional content".

Now if someone uses that list, the standard view is opend and above that list there is the link "New element". A click on this link still opens the form for a new "main content". In the ribbon at the top of the window (yes I did a click first on one list element and then the ribbon appears) is an item "new Element" and where the user can select between new "main content" or "additional content".

My question now is: How can I get these links for opening both forms which you can find below the described "new Element" on the ribbon into the page replacing the "New element" there.

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cassymfreeman
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Re: How to replace 'new element' on page

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can you share a screenshot of the content types on your list?  is there a third/default one there?

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martinn
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Re: How to replace 'new element' on page

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Do you mean this screen?

Sorry, but we have a SharePoint with German language. You see Listname and two content types.

sorry, but we have a SharePoint environment with German language.

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mlauer
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Re: How to replace 'new element' on page

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Hi Martin,

standard toolbar type of lists is 'Full Toolbar' as seen below:

Here 'new item' is using standard content type. To create other content types ribbon menu has to be used.

By editing list web part You can either supress toolbar so ribbon menu has to be used either change toolbar to 'Show Toolbar' which give users the opportunity to choose content type:

Kind regards

Manfred

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martinn
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Re: How to replace 'new element' on page

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Hi Manfred,

yes, I think what your second image shows is exactly that what I want to have. But, sorry, I don't now how to edit the list web part. Can you please give a hint?

Thanks for your answer.

Kind regards

Martin

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mlauer
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rickbakker
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Hi ‌,

Perhaps I do not understand you correctlt, but if you have 2 content types on a lsit, when you go to the list, there should already be 2 options when you select 'New Item' (assuming you mean this with 'new element').

Below I added a screenshot of a 2013 environment.

The form shown depends on the content type (assuming you created a different one per content type).

So, what am I missing here? Please explain

Cheers,

Rick

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mlauer
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Re: How to replace 'new element' on page

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Not 'New Item' in ribbon but '+ new item' at the top of the list web part is the problem and I have shown a solution in my first answer.

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rickbakker
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Re: How to replace 'new element' on page

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Hi Manfred Lauer‌,

Aha. Now I understand. Ahum.

But then your proposal is only the first part of the solution. The second part is adding a content editor web part above the list view web part which shows 2 hyperlinks (or buttons which are more nice imo). One for each form. By clicking on a hyperlink, the related form is opened. This could even be in a new tab/window.

That way, the users do not have to go to the ribbon.

Agreed?

Cheers,

Rick

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mlauer
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No, by changing web part tool bar as shown in screenshot 2 of my first answer there is a drop down menu to choose new item content type.

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