SharePoint Online: How to Open PowerPoint in Presentation Mode?

Requirement: Open PowerPoint files in slideshow mode in SharePoint Online. How to Open PowerPoint in Presentation mode from SharePoint Online? Any link to PowerPoint presentations (PPT, PPTX, or PPSX files) takes users to the Edit mode of the file. Even if the users don’t have permission to edit, SharePoint opens it in…

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Open a Document in Browser instead of Client Application in SharePoint Online

Requirement: Open documents in browser in SharePoint Online. How to Force Documents open in Browser instead of the Client Application? The “Open Documents in Client Applications by Default” feature and the library settings “Opening Documents in the Browser” decides whether a document should be opened in the web browser or in a…

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How to create a Subsite Even If the subsites creation is disabled in SharePoint Online?

Subsites are no longer recommended in modern SharePoint Online information architecture – So subsites creation is disabled by default. What if you have to create a subsite even when the subsite creation is disabled globally at the tenant level? Well, here is the trick to create a subsite in SharePoint Online: Login…

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The Ultimate List of SharePoint Online URL Shortcuts!

Here is the list of handy shortcuts to frequently accessed SharePoint Online URLs! Just append it to your site URL. E.g. https://yourdomain.sharepoint.com/sites/SiteName/_layouts/RecycleBin .aspx Page URL Access Requests /Access Requests/pendingreq.aspx?mbypass=1 Add an App (Classic) /_layouts/addanapp.aspx Admin Recycle Bin /_layouts/AdminRecycleBin.aspx Apps (to configure App Catalog, etc) https://<<Tenant>>-admin.sharepoint.com/_layouts/15/online/TenantAdminApps.aspx Change Site Master Page /_layouts/ChangeSiteMasterPage.aspx Change the…

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SharePoint Online: How to Allow Edit Permissions but Not Download?

Requirement: Allow edit but not download in SharePoint Online. SharePoint Online: How to Allow Edit but not download? We wanted to provide edit permissions to users on an Excel spreadsheet stored in the SharePoint Online document library, without giving them the ability to download the file! So, how to provide users the…

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How to Disable Export to Excel Button in SharePoint Online?

Requirement: Disable Export to Excel in SharePoint Online. How to Disable Export to Excel in SharePoint Online? A business team wanted to remove the ability to export list data into Excel. How do I disable or hide the “Export to Excel” button in modern SharePoint Online lists? Option 1: Create a Custom…

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How to Embed Excel Spreadsheet to Modern SharePoint Online Pages?

Requirement: Display Excel Spreadsheet in SharePoint Online. SharePoint Online: How to Embed an Excel Spreadsheet? In modern SharePoint Online sites, we don’t have Excel Web Access Web Part that integrates an Excel sheet into SharePoint pages. However, we can use the Embed web part to display an Excel spreadsheet in SharePoint Online:…

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SharePoint Online: Link to Force Download a Document Instead of Open

Requirement: Force download a file instead of opening in SharePoint Online. SharePoint Online: URL to Document Download Instead of Open Documents linked in SharePoint Online pages, navigation menu, lists, etc. opens in the browser (or in client application!) directly either in Read-only mode or in Edit mode, based on user permissions. What…

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How to Change Personal View to Public in SharePoint Online?

Requirement: Change a personal view to public in SharePoint Online How to make a Personal View to Public in SharePoint?  We can not change a personal view to public in SharePoint neither through web UI nor with programmatic approaches (C#, PowerShell, etc). This is because, When a view is created, The SPView.PersonalView…

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How to Convert Word to PDF in SharePoint Online?

Requirement: Convert Word document into PDF in SharePoint Online. How to Convert Word to PDF in SharePoint Online?  Here is the nifty trick to convert word documents to PDF in SharePoint Online without using any 3rd party tools. Prerequisites: Make sure the library is in “Classic Experience”. You can change the UI…

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