Kate V

Hi

We currently use SharePoint task lists in our team to book in jobs and archive work; we create list items with job details and attach related information such as PDF files, word docs, mail messages and image files.

I want to use SharePoint within the our design team who use Macs and I want the team to be able to upload Quark and Illustrator files so they can be shared and archived, and then downloaded as and when they need them. For some reason the 'attach file' option in 'edit item' for lists doesn't work - they are using IE 5.02.

Anyone got any ideas Upgrade IE Different browser


Thanks

Kate




Re: SharePoint - General Question and Answers and Discussion SharePoint and Macs - attach files in task lists

Mike Walsh MVP

I'm afraid you are very likely to be out of luck.

I've just checked this on a MacBook running OSX Tiger and Safari and you get as far as the Attach File and then get the message that this function isn't available for this browser and you need IE 5.x for Windows upwards.

This kind of message typically means that the function requires ActiveX support which those other browsers (including Firefox) don't have,

I checked this on a WSS 2.0 site.

It's always useful to tell us exactly which SharePoint product and version you are running - "SharePoint" doesn't really cut it.

Mike Walsh





Re: SharePoint - General Question and Answers and Discussion SharePoint and Macs - attach files in task lists

Mike Walsh MVP

I've now also checked this with a Custom List in a WSS 3.0 site.

There it IS possible using Safari on a MacBook.

So one solution would be to upgrade from WSS 2.0 to WSS 3.0 (or from SPS 2003 to MOSS 2007 if that is what you are running).

Mike Walsh





Re: SharePoint - General Question and Answers and Discussion SharePoint and Macs - attach files in task lists

Kate V

You're right, I should have said which version of SharePoint, my bad. it's SPS 2003. Thanks for responding and for checking this. We will be upgrading to MOSS 2007 at some point, just not yet (implementing 2003 was bad enough!) - looks like I'm going to have to give up with this, or use a document library instead - there aren't any problems uploading files from a Mac that way are there Any probs with Quark/Illustrator/non-Microsoft files that you know of

Kate