Examples of Missing Menus in SharePoint and HotFixes
If menu items are missing in SharePoint there are some workarounds and hotfixes.
1. Missing items in “Site Actions" menu
If you are missing items in your “Site Actions" menu such as the “Navigation" menu item, there is a simple fix.
Activate “Office SharePoint Server Publishing" from Site Settings > Site Features .
2. Missing "Edit In DataSheet" Option In SharePoint Lists
If the SharePoint lists do not have options such as Edit in Datasheet, Export to Spreadsheet, and Open with Access under the Actions Menu, here is the fix.
Go to: Central Administration -> Application Management -> Authentication Providers (Under Application and Security)
Then follow these steps: In the Authentication Provider’s section, go to the particular web application and select the Membership Provider's Zone, and check that you have enabled the Enable Client Integration Option. Once this option is enabled, you will see those options for integrating with client application options on SharePoint lists.
3. "Connect to Outlook" Option Missing in Actions Menu
Another missing menu item that deals with e-mail shows how a potential problem may not really be one.
If the Outlook option does not appear in WSS 3.0, one reported fix is just to install Outlook. This hotfix works because there is limited support for Office 2003 clients with WSS 3 and Connect to Outlook needs to be enabled for WSS 3 or MOSS 2007. So generalizing this case, if some menu options from Office are missing in SharePoint, first try installing the application.
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