Paul Grenier is a JQuery solutions machine. www.endusersharepoint.com
. He has come out with another solution that many of us have wished for.
This solution solves a challenge with lists and multi-line text fields. When you view a list with a multi-line text field the view can be dominated by that text field, so much that you cannot view any other list items in your view.
Most of us have eliminated or highly recommend not incorporating those fields. But the users want to be able to view this important information. So the user either had a list that looked bloated and had trouble seeing all the items without having to scroll and scroll. Or eliminated the text field to have a tight viewable list, but then had to open each item to see the multi-text field, which is cumbersome.
This solution is a happy solution. Now you can add the multi-text fields with them being collapsed so that they do not take up the view. You then have the ability to click an icon or text to expand to view the full text field and then click again to collapse.
I have created an example of Paul's work and have provided a modification to Paul's code that allows you to have an icon and text that is click-able.
Current code shows this:
Updated code will show this:
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Here is the example and code: