In classic list views/forms and on-premise environments, your choice columns allow you let users specify their own value. But the label is literally “Specify your own value:”. This can be changed.
Note: If you’re using the modern experience, you don’t have this issue.
To change the label, add the following script to your newform.aspx page, changing the name of the field referenced (see below). You can add this script in a script editor web part as a snippet or save it as a .js file to your Site Assets and reference it in a content editor web part.
To get the actual field label, use F12 (developer tools) when viewing the form and select the checkbox. Copy everything after the ‘#’ sign or whatever the column name is, ending in ‘FillInRadio.’
Once you’ve added that script (and updated the field name with your own), save the page and you’ll see your new label:
Have a holiday party coming up? Staff meeting you want to spice up? Send a form out to attendees in advance to collect adjectives, nouns and verbs and showcase your favorite completed libs at your meeting. Or just do it for fun – because work should be fun. Go ahead and try my test version to see for yourself!
Make your own (short version)
Create a form at forms.office.com with questions for adjectives, nouns, etc. Be sure to collect email addresses as well so you can send participants the completed mad lib. You can use my template
Now select your existing connections for Forms and Outlook.
If you don’t already have an Outlook and/or Forms connection, you’ll need to click “Create new” and add them, then come back to connect them in the previous step. You can also modify the Flow to use Gmail or HTML emails instead. If you use HTML emails, however, they’re more likely to go to spam or be blocked since they come from a well-known “marketing” address rather than an individual (yourself).
Once you’ve set your connections, click “Import” (you should no longer see red x’s next to the connections under “Related resources”)
Once imported, click “Open flow”
Check every step, especially the “Forms” step to set the correct Form connection, and correct other fields like “email body” variables as needed.
Note: My Flow template has multiple mad lib options. If you just have one, you don’t need the “switch” at all (which is really just a conditional statement).
When finished, click “Save” in the upper right, go to your flows and make sure it’s “On”.
Finally, copy the “Share” URL from your form and send it to people to complete! Have fun!
I started my new job at LMH Health as SharePoint Systems Engineer
Goals for 2019
Become an MCSE or M365 Expert
Write another book
Keep speaking, blogging, and sharing
Thank you to LMH Health, my colleagues and community change-makers, for welcoming me to your organization and believing in what we can achieve collectively. I’m fueled by your energy.
Thank you to the six SharePoint Saturday organizing committees who provided me with the opportunity this past year to share my passion with your communities.
Thank you to Brenda Hough at Emporia State University for inviting me to speak at my alma mater about my journey.
Thank you to Max Fritz, Mack Sigman, Melissa Hubbard, April Dunnam, Tara Saylor, Starla Jones, Mike Broadwell, Jason Dozier, Yang Yang, Sharon Weaver, Rebekah Ellingson, Chris Heeter and Alicia Backlund for sharing your time with the Lawrence SharePoint User Group and providing premium content for our attendees and viewers. And thank you to the attendees – we do it for you, and are inspired by your desire to continue learning, sharing, and growing.
Finally, thank you to all of my readers, viewers, friends, and advocates. May this new year provide you with rich opportunities, hope, healing, and love.