People Picker not working on office documents


Posted by Matthias - Jun 20 ’14 at 03:47

We can reproduce the following failure on two machines with SharePoint 2013 SP1 Standard (on premise) and SPForms 2.8.8. or 2.8.9. installed.

We created a Content Type that inherits from content type document. Content type has a people picker column (multiple values)

When uploading an office document as this content type and choosing a person in a form created with spforms designer, the value of this column is not saved. No error message is displayed.

This error only occurs when editing properties of office documents (word, excel). The people picker column works properly when pdfs or images are uploaded as this content type.

  • Dmitry Kozlov
    Dmitry Kozlov
    Member for: 8 years 10 months 17 days
    #1 by Dmitry Kozlov Jun 20 ’14 at 08:28

    Hi Matthias,

    I've tried to reproduce the described issue in my environment (SP2013 Enterprise) with .xlsx, .docx files but without success. The people picker works properly. Please, specify whether you're using client-side or server-side rendering mode for the people picker. Get more info on the rendering mode:

    Could you provide temporary access to your farm via RDP or TeamViewer to research the problem? If it is possible, please drop the credentials to [email protected]

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