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Non-editable reusable content appears editable

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Demers, Scott

Brief Description

In MOSS 2007, non-editable reusable content was grayed out, notifying users content could not be changed. In SharePoint 2010, there is no visual indicator that some reusable content elements cannot be edited.


Detailed Description

Reusable content that is editable, is selectable -- reusable content that is not editable (is automatically updated) is not selectable.


Demers, ScottNo presence information (2/2/2012 9:26 AM): See feedback below. Let's do some investigationg as to why the single piece of reusable content isn't getting the styles.
From Miller, SOM:
Okay, let’s try this again. On this page, the first RC should be grayed out, but it’s not. I looked and the code says content editable false and it’s set to automatic update in the RC gallery. I suspect I can fix this specific instance if I remove and replace this piece of RC, but wanted to point it out to you. I suspect this is not the only instance of this on the site.
Demers, ScottNo presence information (2/1/2012 11:59 AM): No feedback was provided. Quickly tested to make sure grey was applied.
Demers, ScottNo presence information (1/25/2012 11:29 AM): Checked and verified on staging. Awaiting feedback from SDAT.
Miller, MelissaNo presence information (1/24/2012 6:29 PM): updated title and brief description to be consistent with release communication
Demers, ScottNo presence information (1/24/2012 12:09 PM): For now, web masters can go to the page refernced below to test on development:
I am having Komal move these to staging.
New, GrahamNo presence information (1/23/2012 7:42 PM): Verified that we decided to go with the masterpage solution.
Pushed to staging.
Demers, ScottNo presence information (1/23/2012 3:02 PM): Add to all layouts and test.
Suchak, KomalNo presence information (1/10/2012 11:55 AM):

Color has been tested agains all the sites. The links to all the themed sites are provided in the following link:

These colors work against all the themes. All that needs to happen now is that this needs to be communicated to all the site owners and departments.

Demers, ScottNo presence information (1/9/2012 2:51 PM): Test color against all themes and communication.
in the layout I can use an EditModePanel and it only shows in when editing the page
masterpage would work with a LoginView LoggedInTemplate but it would show for all authenticated users even when the are not editing a page -- unless I can figure out the role groups properly but that gets in to perm levels.
either way we need to look at finding a happy medium colour/opacity level that works for all of the themes
looks like this was actually working but...
• Med School has a bg image on the sidebar that was negating most of the styling.
• how well it shows up (with its default colours) depends on the theme colours
• css did not include IE7 nor IE8-specific opacity filters
I added editMode.css to section home on staging via edit mode panel.
• Over wrote bg image to "none".
• Added IE specific opacity filters.
• Added a dotted border to make it look different.
Colour remains an issue. Greying-out this way depends on the underlying theme bg colours. So the darker the background the stronger the effect. So might have use a non-grayscale colour to make it stand out globally.

Demers, ScottNo presence information (12/6/2011 7:21 PM): Reassigning to Graham. See attached document for assessment of bug - too long for the usual comments.
Demers, ScottNo presence information (12/5/2011 3:19 PM): Possible opacity issue. The fact that it's not selectable is another issue.
Rowley, KristinNo presence information (11/10/2011 2:54 PM): Options: 1. figure out if .net is doing something and make it stop 2. write a javascript that only runs in edit mode that turns the transparency down on the reusable content item so it appears grayed out.

Rowley, KristinNo presence information (11/10/2011 2:18 PM): Reusable content with 'automatic update' checked is not selectable in the OOTB version of SP2010 either.
This functionality does not appear to have anything to do with CSS. In Content1 layout, there is an additional attribute on reusable content for: unselectable="on" that shows up - maybe this is causing the problem. A search of the internet shows it to be a .net attribute:
Demers, ScottNo presence information (11/7/2011 4:27 PM): Can we see what CSS is being altered between the out-of-the-box and our environment?
Demers, ScottNo presence information (11/7/2011 3:11 PM): has an attribute for "non selectable". OOB 2010 sites? Likely. Need a better interface.

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reusable content description.docx    
Content Type: Bug or Issue
Version: 32.0
Created at 2/2/2012 9:26 AM by Demers, Scott