Embedded images and files disabled in richtextbox InfoPath SharePoint 2013

embedded images and files disabled in richtextbox infopath 2013
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If you are customizing your list form using InfoPath in SharePoint 2013 and if you list contains rich textbox then you may see the upload file or image option will come as greyed (if it is a browser-enabled form). You can see the fig below:

embedded images and files disabled in richtextbox infopath 2013
embedded images and files disabled in richtextbox infopath 2013

If you are using normal out of box list form then you can embed documents or image inside the rich text boxes. But once you customize that using InfoPath 2013 you will lose that functionality in SharePoint 2013 or SharePoint Online.

According to Microsoft Embedded pictures are not supported in a browser-compatible form template. You can enable linked pictures for a rich text box in a browser-compatible form template.

Work Around-1:
If you want users to upload files, then you can insert an attachments control which users can use to attach files.

Work Around-2:
The other workaround is to use the Link functionality of the Rich text box. Click inside rich textbox then from the Ribbon click on INSERT tab and then click on the Link button. It will give two options, 1- From the SharePoint 2- From an Address.

If you will click on From SharePoint then it will open the dialog box to select any file and then click on OK. On the way also you can upload documents and then choose that file.

embedded images and files disabled in richtextbox infopath sharepoint 2013
embedded images and files disabled in richtextbox InfoPath SharePoint 2013

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I am Bijay from Odisha, India. Currently working in my own venture TSInfo Technologies in Bangalore, India. I am Microsoft Office Servers and Services (SharePoint) MVP (5 times). I works in SharePoint 2016/2013/2010, SharePoint Online Office 365 etc. Check out My MVP Profile.. I also run popular SharePoint web site SharePointSky.com

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