A Practical Guide to SharePoint 2013

A Practical Guide to SharePoint 2013
A Practical Guide to SharePoint 2013 - Book by Saifullah Shafiq

Saturday, September 3, 2005

Showing "Previous" link in document libraries

How can we show "Previous" link in our document libraries? I have been asked this question many times and i have answered it on newsgroup as well. Suppose, you have limited the number of records to be displayed on a single page of a view to 10 and total number of records exceeds 10. What will happen? Paging! Yes, a "Next" link will be added at the bottom of the view. You can move forward using the "Next" link but how would you go back? There is no "Previous" link. Users have to hit the browser's back button in order to go back and this annoys many site administrators. Well, here is one solution to show the "Previous" link along side "Next" link:


1. Open your list in Frontpage.
2. Open the page for the view for which you want to add the previous link, for example, open AllItems.aspx for "All Tasks" view  or open duetoday.aspx
for "Due Today" view.
3.Right click list view to open the context menu. Select "Convert to XSLT Data View" from the context menu.
4. Save your list.

Preview modified view in SharePoint, you will see both "Next" and "Previous" links at the bottom of the list.

-SSA