One more question, how to change column title from paper clip to the word 'Attachments'?

Annie 81 Reputation points
2021-04-22T15:16:10.96+00:00

Good morning,

After got assistance from MS Q&A Jerry Xu, I modified the view and made 'paper clip' on the list to show attachments. But we want column title to be populated as word 'Attachments', not a paper clip, how to make this change? I tried to rename the column title but failed. It seems SharePoint default the paper clip on the title. Your advice will be appreciated again.

V/R,
Annie Tang

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  1. Jerry Xu-MSFT 7,781 Reputation points
    2021-04-23T03:13:47.317+00:00

    Hi, @Annie ,

    It is a by-design behavior to display a paper clip icon of the attachments column. If you want to modify this, a bit customization work will be needed. Try to insert a script editor web part to the list page, copy and paste the following code and stop editing. It shall work for you.

    You can view the following gif file as a tutorial.

    I attached two scripts. The ChangeAttachmentTitle file is the one I used in the animation. And the showAttachments has the code to also display the attachment file name. I used code from a good blog here. You can use it if you also need similar feature.

    90581-insertscripteditor.gif

    90572-changeattachmenttitle.txt
    90573-showattachments.txt

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  1. Annie 81 Reputation points
    2021-04-26T20:05:49.24+00:00

    Hi Jerry,

    Thank you very much! The scripts totally worked. Now the paper clip changed to the text word 'Attachments' on my task list.

    I also made donation to natechamberlain.com to thank them for sharing the scripts.

    Thank you again,

    Annie Tang

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