Why does list form show crossed out text after editing?

C1TonyB 336 Reputation points

I created a list form with an alert setup to watch for changes. After changes are made I receive an email that shows a line through previous text and the updated text next to it. See image. The cross outs are confusing to users. Is there a way to prevent the edits/cross outs from appearing in the email?


SharePoint Server Management
SharePoint Server Management
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  1. Echo Du_MSFT 17,126 Reputation points

    Hello @C1TonyB ,

    Please the following step:

    1.Go to alerttemplates.xml file located at "C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\Web Server Extensions\14\TEMPLATE\XML\"


    2.Keep the copy of alerttemplates.xml for backup.

    3.Edit original alerttemplates.xml file.

    • Depending on your listtype make the limit length 1000.
    • If list is custom list edit the line under GenericList and so on.

    <Limit Len="1000" AutoHyperLinkNoEncoding="TRUE" MoreText="..."> <GetVar Name="OldValue#{Field}" /> </Limit>

    4.Run the following command in the SharePoint Management Shell Window

    • iisreset


    Echo Du


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