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SharePoint check-in/out prompt for PDF Files

Newer versions of Adobe Reader (X) have a SharePoint Integration feature set.  Part of this integration involves a check in/out prompt when clicking on a PDF file located in a SharePoint Library.

Even if the library itself does not have "check out" enabled, Adobe will prompt the user to either "Open" the file or "Check Out and Open" the file.  

Adobe - SharePoint 2010 Integration

The rub is that even when this feature is NOT enabled in the library itself, if a user clicks "Check out and Open", the file will be checked out in the SharePoint Library!!!  Adobe Reader DOES have an option to Check In, buried in the File menu.  But who is ever going to see or do that?  It's more of an annoyance that anything, at least for my environment, since PDF files typically cannot be edited anyways…

Currently, there is no direct fix for this.  The only option is to disable the Adobe Sharepoint Integration entirely (in the client Registry), which is not very attractive for a number of reasons.


Add this to the list of even more reasons not to like Adobe Reader.  Read more here:

Disappearing SharePoint Scrollbar in Chrome Browser

In some cases, usually after making customization to various code in a SharePoint masterpage, the scrollbar may disappear on SharePoint sites in Chrome.

To fix, look for the following code:

<body scroll="no" onload="if (typeof(_spBodyOnLoadWrapper) != 'undefined') _spBodyOnLoadWrapper();" class="v4master">
Replace that line with the following line:
<body scroll="no" class="v4master"> <script type="text/javascript">$(document).ready(function() {if (typeof(_spBodyOnLoadWrapper) != 'undefined') {_spBodyOnLoadWrapper();} });</script>

That's it!

Original Source:

Note:  this appears to disable features in the ribbon. Work in progress issue…

Youtube z-index embed fix

If you are using a Page Viewer to embed a youtube video (via url format:, you may come across an issue where if you also have a picture gallery that pops open in a new window, the youtube video stays in the foreground of the picture gallery. Basically, a z-index issue.

The quickest fix is to simply ammend the youtube URL to include “?wmode=transparent
So from the example URL above, you would change your page view webpart link to be this instead:

Works like a charm.


Configuring the User Profile Service In SharePoint 2010

This article is just fantastic.  It covers everything you need to know to setup and configure the UPS (user profile service) in SharePoint.

One note:  the service account used for the UPS sync will require "Replicate Directory Changes permission in AD.  Setup instructions here:

SharePoint 2010 User Profile Properties Disabled

If you've ever come across the following error when looking at Sharepoint 2010 My Sites:

There was a problem retrieving data for this field. Updating values in this field is disabled temporarily. You can still update values in other fields.

Look no further.  This is why:

However, you will need to first configure your Managed Metadata Service.  Great Instructions here:

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