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Peter AllenGuest Author: Peter Allen
BitsOfSharePoint

Introduction

About a year ago I created a solution that would add tool tips to links.  The solution worked, but required too much configuration and getting into the code of the solution.  Since then I have created a new way to interface with solutions and the variables needed to execute them and so I have begin to transform my solution to use this new interface.

What does this mean to the information worker, no more need to look in code to make changes. Now you can make the changes in the Rich Text Editor by just filling in the form.

ToolTip 2.0 now makes it easier to implement by only needing you to identify the name of the link as you see it on the page. Then add the tool tip in the next filed below.  It is now that simple.

Here is a picture of the result:

Solution

The solution is all contained in the Web Part that can be found here: http://www.bitsofsharepoint.com/ExamplePoint/SimpleTip/default.aspx

The process is now very simple.

Step 1
Download WebPart: ToolTip 2.0 - http://www.bitsofsharepoint.com/ExamplePoint/CodeExamples/SimpleTip_Code.dwp

Step 2
Install on a web page on SharePoint.

Step 3
Configure which links will have a tool tip.  Edit the ToolTip 2.0 Web Part.  Open the Rich Text Editor.  Next identify the links to have a tool tip by links name.  Then add the tool tip in the next box.  Here is an example:

Implementation

All of the details can be found here: http://www.bitsofsharepoint.com/ExamplePoint/SimpleTip/default.aspx

You can now create tool tips for any page on the fly by just adding a web part.

Hope this Helps.

Peter AllenGuest Author: Peter Allen
BitsOfSharePoint

Peter Allen is a SharePoint enthusiast and evangelist having deployed solutions in Healthcare, financial, and engineering firms.  He has worked in the technology field for 15 years creating solutions both internally and externally for clients. He has worked at start-ups, mid and larger corporations and has consulted.  He currently hosts a site http://www.bitsofsharepoint.com where he blogs about solutions to extend the features of SharePoint.

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nosy_parker

SharePoint: ToolTip 2.0

Nice site and I've been there a few times. Love the list filter you made.

Enough of the flattery and on with the begging ;)

Don't suppose you know how to get tooltips on SharePoint content pages do you?

I've been trawling for javascript that might allow pop up tooltips in an OOTB wiki or list, library etc. Even posted on Stump the Panel http://www.endusersharepoint.com/STP/viewtopic.php?f=10&t=152

Could a CEWP at the top of the page be used to read the viewable text and action any of the following?
Make particular words bold or colourised? Such as an unusual word or acronym that might benefit from a toptip pop-up.
Could it reference a list or library elsewhere on the site where the glossary of words has been defined?

Oh… and the moon on a stick as well please.

Posted 20-Jan-2010 by nosy_parker
Pratibha

SharePoint: ToolTip 2.0

Hi!

Its great but not working with my site.

It give serror as "Cannot import the webpart"

Pl. help I want to add tool tip on webpage

Posted 13-Aug-2010 by Pratibha
Peter Allen

SharePoint: ToolTip 2.0

Pratibha,

Please email me and I will send you the code you can add to a CEWP so that you do not have to import the web part.

peter@bitsofsharepoint.com

Posted 13-Aug-2010 by Peter Allen
Transitioned

SP 2010 Version?

Peter - great idea.  Would cut down help desk calls.
 
Now I haven't done the research yet so apologies if its available OOTB but does this work with SP 2010?

Posted 25-Jul-2011 by Transitioned
Peter Allen

SP 2010 Version?

At this time there are no 2010 solution for this and I have not looked into it.

Posted 28-Jul-2011 by Peter Allen
Peter James

Thanks Peter

Thanks for your reply Peter. I'll add it to the development wish list. Bit of an omission on MS part leaving such a clear user adoption feature out.

Posted 29-Jul-2011 by Peter James
Levi

Hopefully a small issue

Hi Peter,
I love your webpart, you made it a breeze to use...unfortunately it doesn't seem to be functioning quite as I might have hoped...I'm using the webpart to display tool tips on a list of links in a CEWP...sounds simple enough but per the site's design that CEWP is being acted on by an easy tabs webpart.  So the tool tips appear way off in the distance on the site.  Is there a fix for this, a tweak I might be able to make or should I use version 1.0?
 
Thanks in advance

Posted 01-Mar-2012 by Levi
Levi

Hopefully a small issue

Hi Peter,
I love your webpart, you made it a breeze to use...unfortunately it doesn't seem to be functioning quite as I might have hoped...I'm using the webpart to display tool tips on a list of links in a CEWP...sounds simple enough but per the site's design that CEWP is being acted on by an easy tabs webpart.  So the tool tips appear way off in the distance on the site.  Is there a fix for this, a tweak I might be able to make or should I use version 1.0?
 
Thanks in advance

Posted 01-Mar-2012 by Levi

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