CRM 2011 – How to Hide the form assistant

I was using CRM 2011 and was getting annoyed by the form assistant constantly barging across the screen taking up valuable space, it reminded me of the paper clip in word, which made me look up this video –


anyway in fit of anger I typed in how to get rid of it and found my way on a Microsoft forum post with instructions

it took me to this blog page

but you can remove the assistant by using this javacript

document.getElementById('tdRelatedInformationPane').style.display = 'none';

how about that.

I will say that in the end I couldn’t be bothered to try and remove the form assistant, thinking that maybe other users of the CRM system might actually like the form

assistant and not really wanting to abuse my power as CRM SYSTEM ADMINISTRATOR, MWAHAHAHAHAHAA.

as someone said to Spiderman

With great power comes great responsibility


stop prancing about in those red pyjamas

One thought on “CRM 2011 – How to Hide the form assistant

  1. Adam Vero February 15, 2012 / 7:58 am

    For system entities which use the Form Assistant pane, you can edit the form, go to form properties and choose whether to enable form assistant at all. If you enable it, you can also choose whether it should be expanded by default or only available to ‘pull out’ when needed (which users may not realise, so expanded is usually best).

    Of course, you can enable it, then make a copy of the form, disable it (or make it not expanded by default) on that one, and only make that form available to sys admin and/or customiser security roles, so normal users get the normal form and you don’t get the clutter and distraction.

    No code, and best of both worlds for you and your users. And no dodgy lycra in sight!


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