Missing "Document panel" in Word 2016
In Word 2016 I'm missing the "Document panel" This was something that was made available when enabling "Developer" i Word 2013
We use this a lot when opening Word letters from Sharepoint to enter data into field.
Thomas Brophy commented
I cannot believe Microsoft completely disregarded every common sense they had and removed the DIP to something that now takes 3 or 4 clicks as opposed to 1 or 0 (opens by default on new documents). There are still a lot of issues in how this works :-( They really need to bring this back for the end user. It was simple to see, simple to use, simple to hide, etc. Now the user has several clicks and gets to see ALL the properties - most of which are not important when it comes to SharePoint. If they are trying to destroy using Office apps with SharePoint they are doing a great job. It would also be a nice feature to have the quick parts in Excel - think of all the great things we could do. But that takes them actually caring about the UI and the great usability the DIP had in the older versions.
Would everyone who originally posted on this thread please post on the new thread started by CorCEC if Microsoft's solution is not adequate for you? Unless the number of complaints goes up, Microsoft will ignore its customers.
Caty Hespel commented
The document properties panel was simple and easy to use.
The document properties on the Info screen are an "acceptable" work around, as long as they actually allow people to fill out mandatory data which is not the case! When creating new documents it is NOT possible to enter mandatory data for lookup fields hence the documents cannot be saved! The Show Details popup window refered to in topic https://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/msoffice/forum/all/document-properties-panel-word-2016-edit-mode/5791660a-4d9a-4b99-86bf-6d23ab429c8f does not appear!
Only when editing a document it does appear. Is there any work around? If not please solve this problem! Our organisation really relies on people filling out metadata to keep our libraries organized. Thank you.
Why doesn't this still work? It is unbelievable that this hasn't been fixed! There are so many who use SP on prem and not Online!
J. L commented
Bring this back!
Why this has not been actioned yet? The work started on this back 2 years ago and still no progress?
If the goal is to discourage on Prem SP use with Office products, this is one of the better solutions. How are we gracefully going to get users to fill in SP DL required fields when they have to go to another screen and sort through a long list of document properties to find the couple of fields they are looking for. I have enough trouble getting my users to use SharePoint, this isn't helping. It is a closed network that will never go online, so if you are trying to drive us there, we will need to switch.
I used to be able to configure the layout of the Document Properties Panel with Infopath to adhere to give the users only the most important fields to fill in coupled to quick parts in the document.
The current Properties section shows way to much metadata fields for my users and no way to sort them in a particular order or hide some of them.
Bring back the panel please !!!
What's with the daft 'alternative expression' survey I was recently sent as a result of following this this issue?
I just want a functional document properties panel!
agree this is needed - used it all the time prior to installing 2016 - bring it back
To anyone interested, I suggested another idea with the same name as this one is "Completed".
Here is the link :
Ray Boone commented
It showed up for me. In Word 2016, if I open the document from SharePoint in Word, I can now go to the "View" tab in the ribbon. On the far right, I have a SharePoint Properties tab.
byl mi prodán počítač se starým fotem,excelem,atp.
If the goal is to discourage on Prem SP use with Office products, this is one of the better solutions. How are we gracefully going to get users to fill in SP DL required fields when they have to go to another screen and sort through a long list of document properties to find the couple of fields they are looking for. I have enough trouble getting my users to use SharePoint, this isn't helping. If your goal is to drive us online, we will probably go with someone else.
josue rene vazquez mexicano commented
deseo actualizar mi wordpara poder utilizar al cien mi maquina gracias
How about some information on where we find the missing 'Document panel' that is apparently missing no longer?
Pages keep disappearing from the table that I am trying to make. All I am doing is drawing lines between text. Once again, Word attempts to steal an afternoon from me.
I was using that.
"Where is the Document Information Panel in Office 2016?
Applies To: Excel for Office 365 Word for Office 365 PowerPoint for Office 365 More...
The Document Information Panel has been removed in Office 2016 applications. "
Just because developers don't know what it is for, does not mean we don't use it. Honestly, between feature removals from Word and Visio it appears that I am never going to upgrade from Office 2003.
Please bring back the document information panel and bring back a field for SP lookup fields that allow multiple values! The warning in "edit column" in SP states that EARLIER versions of client programs may not support this feature, not NEW versions that have been created by the same company. If there's a fix, please let me know!