Can anyone help me? I recently set up a contacts public folder,
using a form I designed myself. I set up the folder to post items by default
with the new form, and to only allow this form to be used - i.e., when the
user double-clicked on an existing item in the folder the custom form was
used to view it.
Everything was going fine for a couple of weeks until one of
the users asked for the form to be altered. The alteration was very slight,
so I decided to make it in the PF itself. It all went OK, with the new form
being displayed when new item was selected, however, when the users now
click on an existing item it uses the default contact form to display it. As
most of the fields in the custom form are user-defined, a lot of the
information is missing. Also, if a user creates a new entry with the new
custom form and then tries to view it, it displays the entry with the
standard contact form again.
I have tried re-associating the form from the folder, as well
as publishing the form into the folder again from scratch. I have also
created a new folder with the new form as default (which works as expected
when adding/displaying new items) but if I copy the old items from the old
folder, they open with the standard contacts form again.
I am totally at a loss for what to try, does anyone have any
ideas? All replies are gratefully accepted.
Project Development Analyst,
PS Could someone explain to me the difference between saving a
form as a .cfg, .fdm, or .oft file, and why you would use them?