Allowing users to select large items to export from a paginated list

On a website I’m designing, users have access to a search function that lists items with potentially much content inside (they’re meant to be grammar exercises, and so multiple grammar problems can be listed in each item). The current view uses pagination (6 items per page) and looks like this:

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Users should be able to enter a special mode in which they select the items to export to a file. While there could potentially be hundreds of items and multiple results pages, I want the design to be usable at no more than 40-50 items, suggesting to narrow down the search query if the result set is larger.

This leaves me with a problem: allowing users to select items for exporting from a list that doesn’t fit on a single page, because the items are so large. While there are many questions (1, 2, 3) and solutions about selecting items from a long list, those items are typically just small, simple text labels one-two words long, in which case list builders or a grid-based layout with checkboxes can be used; here, this is impractical.

The solution I thought of was to switch from using pagination to infinite scroll, and, when the user clicks the ‘export’ button, load all items from the server if the user hasn’t scrolled to the bottom yet, and then simply allow individual item selection via checkboxes (that is, a checkbox appears next to each item; if the item is to be exported, the checkbox should be checked).

  • Are there any significant downsides to this approach? One problem I can see is that beyond around 10 items, there will likely be a lot of scrolling involved, because of the height of each item. How much of an issue is this?
  • Is there another solution I could consider?
  • I believe my solution should be usable on mobile devices as well, since it doesn’t require anything more refined than checkboxes. Are there any difficulties I’m missing?

Display total count of items next to users (created by)

I have a list where contributors in the organization can submit their resolutions as a results of their troubleshooting process. I want to display the top 10 contributors with the total count of contribution submissions next to their names in a web part:

Example: Top 10 Contributors: 1. createdbyname1 (12) 2. createdbyname2 (10) 3. createdbyname3 (8) etc.

Thank you in advance!

How can I unambiguously ask for a new user’s “Display Name”?

At a U.S.-based company, I run an intranet system where all new users have to be requested by managers. The “Request New User” form has a single-field Display Name in which I’m hoping for an answer like Bob Jones — a short but unambiguous name you might use if you were introducing the user at a party.

The overall UX of this registration process is garbage, but largely outside my control — the form is a template inside a third-party issue tracker. All I can really do is reword the field label, and the small, always-visible help text that appears above the field.

Originally, the field asked for “Full Name” without any further explanation:

Full Name:

Typical Response from Managers: Dr. Robert Vermin Jones III, MD, PhD, Esq.

Because nobody in IT has ever met this user, we can’t just mentally correct it. He could refer to himself as Robert, Rob, or Bob. He could go by his middle name. He could go by a nickname. He could be that rare user who insists the system refer to him by his full title when it sends e-mail notifications like Dr. Robert Vermin Jones III, MD, PhD, Esq. says “who left a half-eaten pudding in the fridge?”

After a few of these (and going back and forth with the managers to get the real answer), I had a stab at rewording the prompt.

How should the user’s name display on the system? Usually in the form of First Last.

Display Name:

With this wording, nearly all the managers that try to register new people are providing answers that are clearly intended for usernames, such as bjones, either ignoring or completely misunderstanding the help text above the field.

Can anyone suggest an unambiguous wording here? It seems like a trivial, minor thing, but on our end these are annoying to correct (because the manager who filed the ticket invariably doesn’t answer their e-mail) and from the user’s perspective it looks like one of the first things company IT does after they’re hired is get their name wrong.


Edited to add: Annoyingly, this is a low-volume system and new user requests tend to come in batches, so I can’t realistically A/B test and it may be a while before I have enough of a sample size to declare victory. I don’t mind tracking these down manually, I’m more embarrassed by how unprofessional it makes us look to new hires.

Sharepoint (Nintex-) Forms for external users

Currently I am working on a SharePoint List combined with a Nintex Form. The idea is, to collect feedback by using the form. BUT: Users filling in forms should only be permitted to have Access to the form, not to the list. Hence, I would like to send out the link to the form only without any further permissions. Unfortunately, I haven’t found any Information about that speicific issue.

Many thanks and best regards, Moritz

My PC is seemingly hogging all the bandwidth from my router, won’t let the wifi users get any bandwidth [on hold]

It wasn’t happening until just a few days ago, so I don’t think it’s the fault of the PC, seems like the router is dying, but I cannot tell for sure How do I make the router balance the bandwidth between my PC and the wireless instead of dumping it all on the computer?

Can we restrict Users from accessing Office 365 from certain IP address

we have office 365 tenant and our team over in india actively uses that for day to day stuff. But now we only want to allow users to access Office 365 from there office network. can we do that in Office 365.

When users login from other IP address other than office network it would simply block the access.

Why does user’s sent messages appear on the right side instead of left? Why doesn’t it appear one below the other?

I did notice in many websites like messenger, WhatsApp, sending SMS on iphone, google hangouts, etc. The user’s sent messages appear on the right side. I’m wondering why don’t place it one below the other just like slack.

Is there any specific reason why do they follow this pattern?

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SharePoint Custom List gives access denied for Read Permissions Users

There seem to be similar questions to this but none of those solutions worked.

I have a SharePoint list that inherits permissions from its parent. I have a test user who is part of the visitors group, having read access permissions.

The test user can access everything else on the SharePoint site. But the test user cannot view the list, any of its views, or any of its items.

Access Denied. test.user@xxxxxxxx.onmicrosoft.com does not have permissions to access this resource.

If I change the user’s permissions on the site to contribute then everything works properly, but I don’t want them to have read-write access.

The master page being used by the site Seattle, and it is not checked out. I tried creating a standard view that contained only one field, the name (without edit link) and turned off individual item check-boxes. Still access denied.

The list has some calculated columns – not sure if that could be the cause.

I created a new list on the site with no fancy settings and it has the same problems.

Stop External users with ‘contribute’ permission mass mailing everyone in AD (hide all users in AD from external users)

Our clients each have their own site on our tenant. They have contribute permission level (within their own site) to allow them to upload documents for us to process. With ‘contribute’ they also get the button to “SHARE”. When this is selected they can start to type letters in the selection box and can start to populate the box. They cannot press send, but but this point they could copy and past into an email and bulk email! How do I stop them seeing ALL USERS in the AD. Even users that are not in their site!

Thanks