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How to hide in-line Help items in SharePoint on-prem

Applies to: VisualSP Classic
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VisualSP Classic for on-prem environments has in-line Help enabled by default: Inline help can be turned on and off at any of four levels:
  1. The VisualSP Provider Settings in the VisualSP Farm Hub
  2. The VisualSP Provider Settings in each VisualSP Web Application Hub
  3. The VisualSP Consumer Settings in each Site Collection
  4. At the page level by each user

1) Enable or Disable Inline Help from the VisualSP Farm Hub

To enable or disable Inline Help at the VisualSP Farm Hub, visit the Site Settings page of the VisualSP Farm Hub site and click Manage VisualSP Help Provider Settings in the VisualSP Settings section. Checking the box for Enable Inline Help for Provider Hub Scope will allow Inline Help to be enabled or disabled at the Web Application level. If this box is unchecked, Inline Help cannot be enabled anywhere in the Farm.

2) Enable or Disable Inline Help from a VisualSP Web Application Hub

To enable or disable Inline Help for a particular web application, navigate to the site collection that is serving as the VisualSP Web Application Hub for a particular web application. This may not necessarily be the root level site for the Web Application. visit the Site Settings page of the VisualSP Web Application Hub site and click Manage VisualSP Help Provider Settings in the VisualSP Settings section. Checking or unchecking the box for Enable Inline Help for Provider Hub Scope will allow Inline Help to be enabled or disabled at the site collection level for each site collection in this web application. If this box is unchecked, Inline Help cannot be enabled by any user in this particular web application.

3) Enable or Disable Inline Help from within a Site Collection

To enable or disable Inline Help for a particular site collection, visit the Site Settings page of the site collection and click Manage VisualSP Help Consumer Settings in the VisualSP Settings section.

Checking the box for Enable Inline Help will allow this site collection to display Help Items that are provided to it. When this box is checked, Inline Help can then be enabled or disabled by each individual user. If this box is unchecked, Inline Help cannot be enabled by any user in this particular site collection.

4) Enable or Disable Inline Help at the Page Level

Each individual user can enable or disable Inline Help for themselves at the page level by clicking on the VisualSP icon in the right of the Top Bar. If the switch shows Off, clicking it will turn it on. If the switch shows On, clicking on it will turn it off. Once a user enables or disables Inline Help, it will remain on or off anywhere the user goes. It is not necessary to turn it on or off for each page.
Updated on April 3, 2020

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