SharePoint 2007 - County of Berks

SharePoint 2007 - County of Berks
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SharePoint 2007
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Table of Contents
The Fundamentals................................................................................................................................................... 8 Introduction to SharePoint ...................................................................................................................................... 9 Accessing a SharePoint Site ................................................................................................................................ 10 Understanding the SharePoint Window ............................................................................................................... 11 Navigating in SharePoint ...................................................................................................................................... 12 Understanding Permissions and Groups .............................................................................................................. 13 Using Views and Sorting ...................................................................................................................................... 14 Using Search ........................................................................................................................................................ 15 Using Help ............................................................................................................................................................ 16 Working with the Recycle Bin ............................................................................................................................... 17 Working with Alerts ............................................................................................................................................... 18 The Fundamentals Review .................................................................................................................................... 20 Managing Lists ...................................................................................................................................................... 22 Creating a List ...................................................................................................................................................... 23 Working with List Items......................................................................................................................................... 25 Customizing a List ................................................................................................................................................ 26 Deleting a List Item or a List ................................................................................................................................. 28 Managing Lists Review .......................................................................................................................................... 29 Working with Lists ................................................................................................................................................ 30 Adding an Announcement .................................................................................................................................... 31 Adding a Contact .................................................................................................................................................. 32 Adding Links ......................................................................................................................................................... 33 Viewing the Calendar ........................................................................................................................................... 34 Adding an Event to the Calendar ......................................................................................................................... 35 Adding a Recurring Event .................................................................................................................................... 36 Viewing a Task List and a Project Task List .......................................................................................................... 37 Adding Tasks and Milestones ............................................................................................................................... 38 Updating a Task .................................................................................................................................................... 40 Adding a Discussion Topic.................................................................................................................................... 41 Replying to a Discussion Topic ............................................................................................................................. 42 Working with Lists Review .................................................................................................................................... 43 Working with Libraries ......................................................................................................................................... 45 Creating a Library ................................................................................................................................................. 46 Creating a New Document in a Library ................................................................................................................ 48 Uploading a File or Document to a Library ........................................................................................................... 49 Working with Images ............................................................................................................................................ 51 Opening and Editing a Document ........................................................................................................................ 53 Checking Out and Checking In a Document ........................................................................................................ 54 Using Versions History ......................................................................................................................................... 56 Working with Libraries Review ............................................................................................................................. 58 Working with Blogs, Wikis, and Workspaces..................................................................................................... 60 Creating a Wiki Site .............................................................................................................................................. 61 Working with a Wiki .............................................................................................................................................. 63 Creating a Blog ..................................................................................................................................................... 65 Writing a Blog Post ............................................................................................................................................... 67 Working with a Blog .............................................................................................................................................. 69 Creating a Document Workspace......................................................................................................................... 71 Creating a Meeting Workspace ............................................................................................................................ 73 Working with Blogs, Wikis, and Workspaces 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Using SharePoint with Office ............................................................................................................................... 77 Synchronize Lists and Libraries with Outlook....................................................................................................... 78 Creating a Meeting Workspace from Outlook ...................................................................................................... 80 Creating a Document Workspace in Office .......................................................................................................... 82 Working with PowerPoint Slides in SharePoint .................................................................................................... 83 Export Lists to Excel ............................................................................................................................................. 85 Using SharePoint with Office Review .................................................................................................................. 86 Managing Sites ...................................................................................................................................................... 88 Working with Site Settings .................................................................................................................................... 89 Customizing Site Appearance and Navigation ..................................................................................................... 91 Adding a User to a Group ..................................................................................................................................... 93 Working with Groups ............................................................................................................................................ 95 Working with Web Parts ....................................................................................................................................... 97 Index ..................................................................................................................................................................... 100 4
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Exercise
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Table 7-2: Text Wrapping Styles
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Introduction to SharePoint ................................. 9 Accessing a SharePoint Site ............................ 10 Understanding the SharePoint Window .......... 11 Navigating in SharePoint .................................. 12 Understanding Permissions and Groups........ 13 Using Views and Sorting .................................. 14 Change a view ......................................... 14 Sort items ................................................. 14 Using Search ...................................................... 15 Search in SharePoint ............................... 15 Change the search scope ........................ 15 Using Help .......................................................... 16 Search for help ........................................ 16 Browse for help ........................................ 16 Working with the Recycle Bin .......................... 17 Restore an object..................................... 17 Delete an object permanently .................. 17 Working with Alerts ........................................... 18 Receive alerts for an item or document ... 18 Receive alerts for a list or library ............. 18 Remove an alert ...................................... 19 8
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Welcome to the first chapter of Microsoft
Office Server 2007! SharePoint is a tool
that makes it easier for people to share
important information and collaborate on
tasks, documents, and projects.
This chapter will cover the basic
information you need to begin working
with SharePoint, such as how it is
supposed to be used and how to access it.
If you are familiar with using the Internet
you are well on your way to being an
effective SharePoint user.
Note: This training manual is intended for
end-users of SharePoint, the people who
will use SharePoint every day. We will not
discuss how to configure or set up
SharePoint. Some later chapters discuss
basic customization that a power user may
take advantage of, but the lessons are
intended for end users.
The Fundamentals
Introduction to SharePoint
Exercise
• Exercise File: None required.
SharePoint is a Web-based program that acts as a central
hub for sharing and storing information and working
together within an organization. This centralized platform
gives everyone access to the same information,
collaborative tasks are made easier, and deadlines and
projects are easier to manage. When it is used at its
potential, people will find that SharePoint makes it much
easier to collaborate and communicate with others,
making their work more efficient and productive.
• Exercise: Identify how SharePoint can be a useful and
effective tool in your organization.
Table 1-1: Common Uses for SharePoint lists a few of the
ways SharePoint helps you work with others in your
organization.
Table 1-2: Things You Will Use in SharePoint describes
the objects that you will likely use most often.
Table 1-1: Common Uses for SharePoint
Collaborate on
Documents
With Document Workspaces, SharePoint makes group collaboration on the creation of a document possible by
providing a central location where users can contribute to the document at the same time.
Store Documents
Centrally
Documents and files are easy to find and organize when SharePoint’s libraries are used. SharePoint can also
make documents available outside of the organization network.
Share Information
It is much easier for users to find and share information when it is stored in a central location. No going back
through e-mail messages or other forms of communication to find something out. Places for announcements
and shared calendars facilitate communication, as do tools such as blogs and wikis.
Table 1-2: Things You Will Use in SharePoint
Lists
Lists are used to organize and store many different things in a SharePoint site and are almost always
displayed in the Quick Launch bar. All of these items are stored in lists: announcements, contacts, links,
calendar, tasks, project tasks, and issue tracking.
Libraries
Libraries are used to store and share files and they provide features specifically for the types of files stored in
the library. For example, the picture library provides image-specific features like a slide show and
thumbnails. All of these are types of libraries: Document, Form, Wiki Page, Picture, Slide, and Translation
Management.
Discussion Boards
A place for newsgroup-style discussions. Post topics and follow the discussion thread through replies to the
post and other replies.
Sites and Workspaces
Sites may be added as subsites to the current site. The sites are added using a template, so they are easy to
put into working order. There are four sets of sites: Collaboration, Meetings, Enterprise, Publishing. The
most common site collection is Collaboration , which includes these site templates: Team Site, Blank Site,
Document Workspace, Wiki Site, Blog.
Tips
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The lessons in this book are written for Microsoft
Office SharePoint Server 2007. However, many of
the lessons can also be applied to Windows
SharePoint Services 3.0.
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The Fundamentals
Accessing a SharePoint Site
Exercise
• Exercise File: None required.
SharePoint is a Web-based service that uses sites to
facilitate communication and collaboration. You are given
permission to access these sites as they are relevant to
you. For example, you might have access to sites created
for your organization and your department or team, but
not to the sites that belong to another department or team.
• Exercise: Open the SharePoint site link you have been
given and enter your user name and password information
to access the site.
In order to begin using SharePoint, you must be given
access to the site by an administrator or owner. You
should receive an e-mail with information about the site’s
URL, and other information necessary to access the site.
1. Open your Web browser and open the link you have
been given for the SharePoint site.
When you go to the link, you will be prompted for
your user name and password.
2. Enter your user name and password and press
<Enter>.
The Home page of the SharePoint site appears.
The site that appears depends on the link you have
been given. SharePoint is essentially a collection of
sites, so you may have been given a link to the Home
site, or a link to a team site, such as a site for your
department.
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Figure 1-1: Logging in to a SharePoint site.
The Fundamentals
Understanding the SharePoint
Window
The SharePoint 2007 program screen may seem confusing
and overwhelming at first. This lesson will help you
become familiar with the SharePoint 2007 program screen
as well as the new user interface.
Exercise
• Exercise File: None required.
• Exercise: Understand and experiment with the different
parts of the SharePoint site.
This diagram displays the home page of a team site. Team sites are the most common
ways to work with SharePoint sites.
Breadcrumb navigation: Displays the navigation path of the
current page. Click a link earlier in the path to open the page.
Site Actions menu: Includes commands to work with
items, lists, and objects on the site. The options in the menu
and the menu’s availability depend on the permissions level
assigned to the account.
Search Scope: Choose the scope of the search you want to
perform.
Web part: View and work with items on the page through
customizable web parts.
Welcome user menu: Click here to view options that manage
your account, such as editing the user profile and signing out.
Quick Launch bar: Navigate between items in the site
through the Quick Launch bar.
Search box: Enter a search term here to perform the search in
the site collection.
Link bar: Click a tab on the Link bar to view the subsite.
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The Fundamentals
Navigating in SharePoint
Exercise
• Exercise File: None required.
Navigating in a SharePoint is very familiar if you are used
to browsing Web pages on the Web. This lesson will
introduce the tools used to navigate within a SharePoint
site.
• Exercise: Understand how to use all the navigation items
in a SharePoint site.
Quick Launch
The Quick Launch appears along the left side of the page.
It categorizes links to pages of the site in sections. For
example, lists in the site are shown under the Lists section
heading.
The Quick Launch can be customized by users with the
right permission rights. For example, the site owner can
choose if they want to include a new site in the Quick
Launch of the parent site (the site under which the new
site is created). Therefore, because the Quick Launch is
customizable, all lists and libraries for the site do not
always appear in the Quick Launch.
Breadcrumb navigation
Link
Bar
Site
Content
Link bar
The Link bar appears across the top of pages on a site.
Each tab in the link bar represents another site, such as a
blog or a wiki. The items and sites that appear in the Link
bar depend on how the site is set up when it is created.
Quick
Launch
View All Site Content
This link appears right above the Quick Launch bar. Click
this link to open the All Site Content page, where you can
see all of the site’s lists, libraries, discussion boards, sites
and workspaces, surveys, and the Recycle Bin. This is the
most reliable way to view all of the site’s content.
Breadcrumb navigation
As its name implies, this navigation tool displays the path
you’ve taken to the current page. Each “breadcrumb” is a
site or page that sits above the current page in the site
hierarchy. For example, if you navigate from the Home
page to the Calendar of the Authors subsite, the
breadcrumb navigation displays this: Home > Authors >
Calendar. In this example, Home and Authors are links
that you can click to quickly access those locations. This
tool becomes more useful as you delve deeper into the site
hierarchy.
Tree View
This view displays the hierarchy of the site, similar to the
tree view in Windows Explorer. This view is not
displayed by default. If a site owner has enabled this view,
it will appear directly above the Recycle Bin, right below
the Quick Launch.
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Figure 1-2: Navigation items on a team site.
The Fundamentals
Understanding Permissions
and Groups
Anyone that has access to a SharePoint site is assigned a
permission level and/or group. The permissions level
limits the amount of control the user has in the site, and
these permission levels are assigned to groups.
Exercise
• Exercise File: None required.
• Exercise: Understand how permissions and groups affect
your accessibility to items in a site.
Understand that you may have different permissions in
different sites, depending on how the site has been set up
by the site owner. For example, you might have
Contribute permissions in your team site, but only Read
permissions in another department’s site.
The table below lists the permissions available by default
in SharePoint, and explains the amount of control that
users have with each permission level.
Table 1-3: SharePoint Permission Levels
Full Control
All permissions are included. Users with
this permission level have complete
control over everything in the site.
Site Owners are given this permission
level by default.
Design
Create many things, including lists and
document libraries. Also edit pages and
change the appearance of the site by
applying themes or style sheets.
Contribute
Add, edit, and delete items in existing lists
and document libraries.
Site Members are given this permission
level by default.
Read
Read-only access to the Web site. View
items and pages, open items and
documents.
Site Visitors are given this permission level
by default.
Limited Access
This is a special permission level that
gives access to a specific list, item, or
document, without giving them access to
the entire site.
Tips
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Permission levels can be customized by site owners
and administrators (Exception: Full Control and
Limited Access levels cannot be changed).
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The Fundamentals
Using Views and Sorting
Exercise
• Exercise File: None required.
You can change how items and documents are displayed
in lists and libraries by changing the view that is used.
You can also sort the items by a column in the view.
• Exercise: Open a list or library and change its view.
Change how items are sorted using the columns in the view.
Return the view and sorting to the original state.
Change a view
The views that are available depend on the type of items
being displayed. For example, surveys have different
views than document libraries.
1. Click the View list arrow on the taskbar.
The views that are available in this particular location
are displayed.
2. Select the view you want to use.
The items are displayed using the selected view.
Sort items
You can sort items in a view to find and analyze the
information you want quickly.
Figure 1-3: Views in a tasks list.
1. Point at the name of the column by which you want
to sort the view.
The views that are available in this particular location
are displayed.
2. Click the list arrow and select Ascending or
Descending.
The items are displayed using the selected view.
Other Ways to Sort Items:
Click the name of a column to toggle sorting by
that column.
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Figure 1-4: Sorting items in a tasks list.
The Fundamentals
Using Search
Exercise
• Exercise File: None required.
The search feature is one of the powerful advantages of
SharePoint Server 2007. Searches can be performed in
one specific area, or across an entire collection of sites.
• Exercise: Become familiar with the search and search
scope features in SharePoint.
Search in SharePoint
1. Click in the Search box at the top of the page.
2. Type the search word or term and press <Enter>.
Search scope
Search box
The results of the search appear on the screen.
Change the search scope
You can change the scope of the search to yield more
specific search results. For example, if a list is open, you
can ask SharePoint to search only in that list.
1. Click the Search Scope list arrow.
The search scope list arrow appears to the left of the
Search box. A list of options appears, which varies
depending on what is currently displayed:
• This List: Searches the list that is currently
displayed in the window. This option only appears
if a list is currently displayed.
• This Site: Searches the contents of the current site
and any subsites.
• All Sites: Searches all sites in the site collection,
including sites that are above the current site in
the hierarchy.
Figure 1-5: Using the search scope and search features.
• People: Searches for people or contacts listed in
the site.
2. Select the option you want to use for the search
scope.
3. Enter the search words in the Search box and press
<Enter>.
Search results appear using the words you entered in
the search box from the scope you chose in the search
scope.
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The Fundamentals
Using Help
Exercise
• Exercise File: None required.
When you don’t know how to do something, it might help
to look up your question in the Help files.
• Exercise: Browse the help topics under the Search
category in the Help files.
Search for help
1. Click the Help button in the upper-right corner of the
page.
The SharePoint Help and How-to window appears.
2. Type what you want to search for in the Search for
text box and press <Enter>.
Help
button
A list of help topics related to your query appears.
3. Click the topic that best answers your question.
Help displays information regarding the selected
topic.
Browse for help
1. Click the Help button in the upper-right corner of the
page.
The SharePoint Help and How-to window appears.
2. Click the category you want to browse.
The topics within the selected category appear.
Figure 1-6: The Home page of SharePoint Help.
3. Click the topic that best matches what you’re looking
for.
Help displays information regarding the selected
topic.
Tips
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When a standard search returns too many results, try
searching using more specific search terms.
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The Fundamentals
Working with the Recycle Bin
Exercise
• Exercise File: None required.
If you’ve deleted an item, list or file and find that deleting
that object was a mistake, you may be able to retrieve it
from the Recycle Bin. However, objects are permanently
removed from the Recycle Bin after 30 days, so you
probably won’t have much luck if you deleted the item a
long time ago.
• Exercise: Open the Recycle Bin and understand how items
can be restored from the Recycle Bin.
Restore an object
1. Click the Recycle Bin link underneath the Quick
Launch bar.
The objects that are stored in the Recycle Bin are
displayed.
2. Click the check box next to each object that you want
to restore.
3. Click the Restore Selection button on the taskbar to
return the item to the site.
The object is restored to the location where it was
saved before it was deleted.
Delete an object permanently
Objects are permanently deleted after 30 days, but you
can also choose to delete an object before that period
expires. This is a useful task if you need to delete
something immediately.
Figure 1-7: Deleted items are stored in the Recycle Bin
for 30 days before they are permanently deleted.
1. Click the Recycle Bin link underneath the Quick
Launch bar.
The objects that are stored in the Recycle Bin are
displayed.
2. Click the check box next to each object that you want
to delete permanently.
3. Click the Delete Selection button on the taskbar.
The item is removed from the Recycle Bin and
cannot be recovered.
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The Fundamentals
Working with Alerts
Exercise
• Exercise File: None required.
You can keep tabs on items and locations in SharePoint by
receiving notification when the items change.
• Exercise: Understand how to create and remove alerts for
items, lists, and libraries.
Receive alerts for an item or document
1. Open the list or library and point to the item from
which you want to receive notification.
You can also receive alerts from blogs and wiki
pages.
2. Click the item list arrow and select Alert Me from
the list.
The New Alert page appears, where you can specify
the settings of the alert.
3. Enter the name of the alert in the Alert Title text box.
This title will appear in the Subject of the e-mail
notification.
4. Enter the user name or e-mail address in the Send
Alerts To text box.
To add multiple names, separate each name or e-mail
address with a semicolon.
Tip: Use the Check Names and Browse buttons to
add individuals on the SharePoint site.
5. Choose the conditions that warrant a notification in
the Send Alerts for These Changes section.
There are five options to choose from. Each option
sends an alert using different criteria.
6. Choose when you want an alert to be sent in the
When to Send Alerts section.
There are three options to choose from, depending on
how frequently you want to receive alerts:
immediately after a change occurs, a daily summary,
or once a week.
7. Click OK.
Receive alerts for a list or library
These alerts allow you to get updates when any change is
made in a list or library.
1. Open the list or library for which you want to receive
alerts.
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Figure 1-8: Creating an alert on the New Alert page.
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2. Click the Actions button on the task bar and select
Alert Me from the list.
The New Alert screen appears. The specifications for
the alert are similar to those for list items or library
documents.
3. Enter the alert options and click OK.
The alert is created for the user.
Remove an alert
If you no longer need to keep track of an item, you can
remove the alert you’ve attached to it.
1. Click the Welcome user menu and select My
Settings from the list.
The user’s information appears on the page, such as
name, e-mail, and other information about the user’s
account.
Tip: The Welcome user menu appears next to the
Help button in the upper-right corner of the page.
2. Click the My Alerts link on the taskbar.
The My Alerts on this Site screen appears with a list
of all the alerts that the user has set up for this site.
3. Click the check box next to the alert you no longer
wish to receive.
You can select more than one alert to delete several
alerts at a time.
Figure 1-9: A list of the alerts that are set up for a user can
be viewed and managed on one page.
Figure 1-10: The alerts the user is signed up for in the
current site are displayed in the My Alerts on this Site
page.
4. Click Delete Selected Alerts.
The alert is deleted from the list.
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The Fundamentals Review
Quiz Questions
1.
What is SharePoint? A. A central hub for sharing and storing information and working together within an organization. B. A program that lets you create forms to share with others in your organization. C. A central hub for phone message services in an organization. D. An e-mail application. 2.
You must be given permission to access a SharePoint site. (True or False?) 3.
Which of these is NOT part of a SharePoint site screen? A. Quick Launch bar B. Navigation Pane C. Link bar D. Breadcrumb navigation 4.
The View All Site Content link is the only way to view all the lists, libraries, and sites and in a site. (True or False?) 5.
What is the difference between permission levels and groups? A. There is no difference; they are the same thing. B. Permission levels can be changed, while groups cannot be changed. C. There are more default groups than permission levels. D. Users are assigned to groups, and groups are granted a certain permission level by the site administrator. 6.
The same views are used in all the lists and libraries in SharePoint. (True or False?) 7.
Searches are confined to the contents of the current site. (True or False?) 8.
Help automatically filters help inquiries according to a user’s permission level on a given site. (True or False?) 9.
How long are objects stored in the Recycle Bin? A. 60 days B. 90 C. 15 days D. 30 days 10.
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A. SharePoint is a central hub for sharing and storing information and working together within an organization. 2.
True. In order to access a SharePoint site you must be given permission by the individual(s) managing the site. 3.
B. There is no Navigation Pane in SharePoint. 4.
True. The View All Site Content link displays everything in the site. 5.
D. Users are assigned to groups, and groups are granted a certain permission level by the site administrator. 6.
False. Many of the lists and libraries have the same default views, but others have views not available elsewhere in
SharePoint. 7.
False. Users can control which sites and areas are searched using the search scope control. 8.
False. Help topics include topics for site administrators and site visitors. Search results are not filtered to meet the
specific needs of a user. 9.
D. Objects are stored in a Recycle Bin for 30 days. After that they are permanently deleted. 10.
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Creating a List .................................................... 23 Working with List Items .................................... 25 Add a list item .......................................... 25 Edit a list item .......................................... 25 Customizing a List ............................................. 26 Create a list view ..................................... 26 Add a list column ..................................... 26 Deleting a List Item or a List............................. 28 Delete a list item ...................................... 28 Delete a list .............................................. 28 22
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Lists facilitate a large part of the content
on a SharePoint site. They are used to
store and organize communication and
collaboration information, such as
calendars and events, tasks,
announcements, and contacts.
This chapter provides a general overview
of how to manage lists: how to create and
customize lists and work with the items
stored in lists.
Managing Lists
Creating a List
Exercise
• Exercise File: None required.
Lists are a main resource for information and
collaboration in a SharePoint site. They are used to
organize, store, and work with items that are concerned
more with the communication and tracking aspect of the
sites.
• Exercise: Create a new Contacts list called “Lodging
Contacts.”
Lists store items. Item is the general term for objects that
are created and saved in a list. Some of the more specific
types of items include links, announcements, contacts,
events, and tasks.
Tips
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You can only create lists if you have the correct site
permissions.
1. Open the site where you want to create the list.
2. Click the Site Actions button and select Create from
the list.
The Create screen displays all the different objects
you can add to the site.
Table 2-1: Default List Types in SharePoint describes
the types of lists you can create.
Figure 2-1: Using the Site Actions menu.
3. Click the type of list you want to create.
The New screen appears, where you enter basic
information about the list.
4. Enter the name of the list in the Name text box.
The name will appear in the Quick Launch bar of the
site.
5. (Optional) Enter a description of the list in the
Description text box.
6. Choose if you want to display the list in the Quick
Launch.
There are two options here:
• Yes: The list will be displayed in the Quick
Launch bar. This is selected by default.
Figure 2-2: Creating a new list in the SharePoint site.
• No: The list will not be displayed in the Quick
Launch bar, and users will have to find the list
through alternate navigation methods. Only use
this for lists that you don’t want to make known to
others, or that won’t be used very often.
When the list settings are ready, create the list.
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7. Click Create.
The list is created and appears open on the screen. If
you used the default navigation settings, the list is
also added to the Quick Launch.
Table 2-1: Default List Types in SharePoint
Communications
Announcements: Stores announcements that are added to share small bits of information. By default, an
announcements list is created in every team site, which appears on every home page.
Contacts: A contacts list can store information about contacts that your team regularly works with. Also share
contacts with compatible programs, such as Outlook.
Discussion Board: Bring your discussions online with this newsgroup-style discussion format. Includes features
for managing the discussions and only approving posts.
Links: Create a list for resources and information you want to share with team members.
Tracking
Calendar: Share plans and events, such as meetings and deadlines, with team members in a single location.
Events can also be shared with Outlook calendars.
Tasks: Track a list of to-do chores that the team needs to work on together. Includes features for updating and
tracking the status of the tasks.
Project Tasks: The same as a Task list, but also displays the tasks with progress bars in Gantt view.
Issue Tracking: Use this type of list to track a set of related issues and problems. Includes tools to manage
issues until they are resolved.
Survey: Gather information from other people by asking them to fill out a survey. Includes tools to tally results,
and create survey questions and answers.
Custom Lists
Custom List: Create your own type of list by specifying the types of columns included.
Custom List in Datasheet View: Presents the list in datasheet format. Specify the types of columns included,
and use the list with Excel.
Languages and Translators: The Translation Management workflow refers to this list for types of languages
needed and translators responsible for each language.
Import Spreadsheet: Import a spreadsheet you want to use as a list in SharePoint. The list will have the same
columns and content as the spreadsheet.
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Working with List Items
Exercise
• Exercise File: Lodging Contacts list
Add a list item
The information required for an item changes depending
on the type of list in which the item will be created.
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• Exercise: Add a new contact for Tony Hilleran and include
his e-mail address: [email protected]
Edit the Tony Hilleran contact to include “North Shore
Travel” as the Company and “Regional Manager” as the Job
Title.
You can only create items if you have the correct
permissions to do so in the site.
1. Open the list in which you want to add an item.
2. Click the New button and select New Item from the
list.
A screen appears where you can enter information
about the item.
Tip: Many of the types of items you can create in
a list are covered in more detail in the “Working
with Lists” chapter.
3. Enter the name of the item in the Title text box.
4. Fill in the remaining information for the item.
You can fill in as much or as little information as you
want, as long as the required fields are completed.
5. Click OK.
The item is displayed in the list.
Figure 2-3: Creating a new contact item.
Edit a list item
Once items are created, they can easily be edited to
change or add information about the item.
1. Open the list in which the list item that you want edit
is stored.
2. Point to the list item that you want to edit.
A list arrow appears next to the item name.
3. Click the item list arrow and select Edit Item from
the list.
The information for the item appears. You’ll notice
that the Edit screen is very similar to the New screen.
Figure 2-4: Editing an item.
4. Enter the correct information for the item. Click OK.
The item closes and the changes are saved to the
item.
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Customizing a List
Exercise
• Exercise File: Lodging Contacts list
Create a list view
You can create a custom view for a list. This allows you
to arrange the items in a list so that you can access the
information you need quickly.
1. Open the list in which you want to create a new view.
2. Click the View list arrow and select Create View
from the list.
• Exercise: Create a new view. Base the view on the “All
contacts” view and specify these options for the view:
Name: Title and Company
Columns: Last Name, First Name, Company, Job Title
Add a new column to the list. Use this information for the
new column:
Column name: Birth Date
Column type: Date and Time
Uncheck “Add to default view” check box.
The View Type page appears.
You can base the view on a view format, or a view
that already exists in the list.
3. Select the type of view on which you would like to
base the new view.
The Create View page appears.
4. Enter a name for the view in the View Name text
box.
5. Specify the options you want to include in the view.
Options will be selected according to the settings of
the view template.
6. Click OK.
The view is created and the list is displayed using the
new view.
Figure 2-5: The new Title and Company view created in
the Lodging Contacts list.
Add a list column
Lists are created with a default number of columns,
depending on the type of list that is created. Adding a
column allows you to store more information about items
in a list.
1. Open the list to which you want to add a column.
The columns currently available in the list are
displayed when the list is open.
2. Click the Settings button on the taskbar and select
Create Column from the list.
Now specify the information you want the column to
store.
Figure 2-6: The top part of the Create Column screen.
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3. Enter the name of the column in the Column name
text box and choose the type of data the column will
contain.
After entering the name and column data type, you
can enter a description and set default settings for the
column.
4. (Optional) Specify additional column settings in the
Additional Column Settings section.
When the column specifications are set, create the
column.
5. Click OK.
The column is added as the rightmost column in the
list.
Tip: Uncheck the Add to default view check box
to keep the new column out of the default view
for the list.
Figure 2-7: The new column, Birth Date, is added to the
bottom of the item list.
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Managing Lists
Deleting a List Item or a List
Keep your SharePoint site focused and up to date by
removing items and lists that are no longer relevant or
important.
Exercise
• Exercise File: Tony Hilleran contact and the Lodging
Contacts list
• Exercise: Delete the Tony Hilleran contact. Then delete
the Lodging Contacts list.
Delete a list item
If you no longer need an item, delete it.
1. Point at the item you want to delete.
A list arrow appears next to the item name.
2. Click the list arrow and select Delete from the list.
The item is deleted from the list.
Tips
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It is not necessary to delete items that may be useful
in the future, such as contacts, announcements or
links. Only remove items that are redundant,
inaccurate, or completely irrelevant.
Figure 2-8: Deleting an item from a list.
Delete a list
You can also delete an entire list and its items.
1. Open the list you want to delete.
2. Click the Settings button on the task bar and select
List Settings.
3. Click the Delete this list link in the Permissions and
Management column.
4. Click OK to confirm the action.
The list no longer is stored in the site, and is removed
from the Quick Launch bar.
Tips
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Be cautious when deleting a list. All of the items in a
list are deleted, along with the list.
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Lists and list items are moved to the Recycle Bin
when they are deleted. They are stored there for 30
days and are then permanently deleted.
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Figure 2-9: Deleting a list from a site.
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Quiz Questions
11.
What are some common types of lists? A. Links B. Announcements C. Tasks D. All of the above. 12.
Who can create items in lists? A. Site owners B. Site visitors C. SharePoint guests D. Only the site collection administrator. 13.
Which of the following are ways to customize a list? (Select all that apply.) A. Add items to a list. B. Create a new list view. C. Add a column to a list. D. Delete a list. 14.
Which of the following is true? A. Deleted lists and list items are stored in the Recycle Bin for 30 days. B. Deleting a list also deletes the items stored in the list. C. Neither of these statements is true. D. Both of these statements are true. Quiz Answers
11.
D. Links, Announcements and Tasks are all common types of lists. 12.
A. Users who are site owners can add items to lists. 13.
B and C. Creating a new view and adding a column are ways to customize a list. 14.
D. Both of these statements are true: deleted lists and items are stored in the Recycle Bin for 30 days and list items are
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Lists
Adding an Announcement ................................ 31 Add an announcement to the home page 31 Adding a Contact ............................................... 32 Adding Links ...................................................... 33 Add a quick link to the home page .......... 33 Viewing the Calendar ........................................ 34 Use Calendar views ................................. 34 Change views .......................................... 34 Adding an Event to the Calendar ..................... 35 Adding a Recurring Event ................................ 36 Viewing a Task List and a Project Task List.... 37 Adding Tasks and Milestones .......................... 38 Create a task ........................................... 38 Create a milestone................................... 39 Updating a Task ................................................. 40 Adding a Discussion Topic............................... 41 View a discussion topic............................ 41 Add a discussion topic ............................. 41 Replying to a Discussion Topic ....................... 42 30
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Lists are used to manage shared
information and communication in a team
site. Many of the most popular and useful
tasks are done in lists.
This chapter provides a solid basis for
some of the most basic tasks that can be
done in SharePoint, such as adding
announcements and events to lists on a
team site. In some cases, users may not
even need to know more than what’s in
this chapter.
Working with Lists
Adding an Announcement
Exercise
• Exercise File: None required.
Announcements are a great way to communicate small
bits of information to others. By default, announcements
appear on the home page of a team site.
• Exercise: Add a new announcement to a team site home
page.
Add an announcement to the home page
1. Click the Add new announcement link at the bottom
of the Announcements section.
The next page appears where you can enter the
announcement information.
Other Ways to Create a New Link:
Click the View All Site Content link at the top of
the Quick Launch Bar. Click the name of the link
list to which you want to add a link under the
Lists section.
2. Enter the name of the announcement in the Title text
box.
The name appears as the headline of the
announcement when it is displayed.
3. Enter the text of the announcement in the Body
section.
You can use the formatting properties for text, and
images and hyperlinks to create the announcement.
Figure 3-1: Adding a new announcement from the home
page.
The announcement should be somewhat brief. If you
need to bring attention to more information, use a
hyperlink to connect to the information.
4. (Optional) Enter the expiration date in the Expires
text box.
The announcement will be removed from the
Announcements list on this date.
When the announcement is finished, you are ready to
finalize it.
5. Click OK.
The announcement is added to the Announcements
list and is posted in the Announcements web part.
Tips
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Announcements are stored in a list. These
announcement items are then displayed in the
announcements web part, which appears on the home
page of team sites by default.
Figure 3-2: Creating a new announcement.
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Adding a Contact
Exercise
• Exercise File: Lodging Contacts list
Contacts let you store and share important contact
information with other members of your team.
1. Open the contact list in which you want to add a
contact.
• Exercise: Add a new contact for Jordan McMillan of
“Beard’s Resort” and include the e-mail address:
[email protected]
2. Click the New on the taskbar and select New Item
from the list.
3. Enter the contact’s information in the New Item
screen.
4. Click OK.
The item is added to the list.
Figure 3-3: The New Item screen.
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Adding Links
Exercise
• Exercise File: None required.
Links are a great way to share resources on the Internet
with other members of the team. Links make Web pages
outside of SharePoint readily available in a central and
easy-to-find location.
• Exercise: Add a link to http://en.wikipedia.org in the Link
area of a team site home page.
Add a quick link to the home page
The home page has a quick link area by default for users.
This is the fastest way to add links.
1. Click the Add new link hyperlink under the Links
web part on the Home page.
The form for adding the link appears.
Other Ways to Create a New Link:
Click the View All Site Content link at the top of
the Quick Launch Bar. Click the name of the link
list to which you want to add a link under the
Lists section.
2. Enter the Web page’s address in the URL text box.
Figure 3-4: Entering link information.
Use the “Click here to test” hyperlink to make sure
the address opens the page you intend.
3. Enter the text you want to appear for the link in the
Type the description text box.
This text appears as the name of the link in the Link
web part. This can be more helpful to users in
understanding what the link is for. For example,
“Employee 401k” might make more sense than
“http://www.dncfinancial.com”.
4. (Optional) Enter any notes that you feel are necessary
in communicating the purpose of the link in the Notes
area.
The notes appear as a column for each item when the
Links list is viewed.
5. Click OK.
The link is created and appears in the Links area of
the home page.
Figure 3-5: The link as it appears on the Home page.
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Viewing the Calendar
Exercise
• Exercise File: None required.
The calendar keeps people connected and informed with
important information on the upcoming events and dates.
• Exercise: Open the calendar on a team site. View the
calendar in Day, Week, and Month views.
Use Calendar views
There are several useful ways to view the events in the
default Calendar view: Day, Week, and Month view.
1. Open the calendar in Calendar view.
The default view, Calendar view, is the graphic
representation of the calendar.
• Day: Day view gives you an hour-by-hour
breakdown of your schedule for the selected day.
• Week: Displays the full seven-day week.
• Month: Month view is the default view in the
Calendar. Month view shows your schedule for
the entire month
Figure 3-6: The calendar shown in Month view.
2. Click the view you want to use above the calendar.
The calendar changes to display the events
accordingly.
Change views
Calendar view is the default view, but there are several
other views you can use to focus on different information.
1. Click Calendar in the Quick Launch bar.
The calendar appears and displays the events the
events that have been added to the team site.
2. Click the View list arrow on the taskbar.
A list of the views that are available for the calendar
appear. There are three views that are available by
default:
Figure 3-7: The calendar shown in Week view.
• Calendar: This is a graphical representation of
the calendar and the events that are scheduled in
it.
• All Events: Displays all the events in the calendar
in a list format.
• Current Events: Displays the events scheduled
for today. Scroll to the next or previous day to
view the events grouped by each day.
3. Select the view you want to use from the list.
The calendar events are displayed accordingly.
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Figure 3-8: The calendar shown in Day view.
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Adding an Event to the
Calendar
Exercise
• Exercise File: None required.
• Exercise: Add an event to the calendar on a team site.
Events are items used in Calendar lists to indicate an
appointment, meeting, deadline, or any other occasion
that needs to be communicated to others on the site.
1. Click Calendar in the Quick Launch bar.
Other Ways to Add an Event:
Click the Add new event link at the bottom of the
Calendar web part on the home page of a team
site.
2. Click the New button on the taskbar.
The New Item form appears where you can specify
information about the event.
3. Enter a name for the event in the Title text box.
The name is displayed in the calendar, so it should be
something short and easy to identify.
Figure 3-9: Adding a new event item to the Calendar.
4. Enter data for the event in the controls as indicated in
the table below.
Title
(Required)
The name is displayed in the
calendar, so it should be something
short and easy to identify.
Location
Where the event is to take place.
Start Time
(Required)
The date and time the event is set to
begin.
End Time
(Required)
The date and time the event is set to
end.
Description
Include a brief description of what
the event is for or what will happen.
All Day
Event
Select this option if the event lasts the
duration of the date selected, and has
no specific start or end time.
Birthdays, vacations, and trade shows
are examples of all day events.
5. Click OK.
The event is added to the calendar.
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Adding a Recurring Event
Exercise
• Exercise File: None required.
A recurring event is one that occurs on a regular,
predictable basis. When you create a recurring event, a
new event is automatically created for the schedule that
you set for the recurrence. For example, if you know that
your department has a meeting at 9 a.m. every Friday, you
could create this event as a recurring event.
• Exercise: Add a recurring event for a meeting at 9 a.m.
every Friday for the next five weeks.
1. Click Calendar in the Quick Launch bar.
2. Click the New button on the taskbar.
The New Item screen appears with entries where you
can specify information about the event.
3. Enter a name for the event in the Title text box.
The name is displayed in the calendar, so it should be
something short and easy to identify.
4. Enter data for the event in the controls as indicated in
the table below.
Title
(Required)
The name is displayed in the
calendar, so it should be something
short and easy to identify.
Location
Where the event is to take place.
Start Time
(Required)
The date and time the event is set
to begin.
End Time
(Required)
The date and time the event is set
to end.
Description
Include a brief description of what
the event is for or what will
happen.
All Day Event
Select this option if the event lasts
the duration of the date selected,
and has no specific start or end
time. Birthdays, vacations, and
trade shows are examples of all day
events.
Recurrence
Select this option if the event will
occur on a regular basis. When
selected, a new set of options
appears where you can set the
recurrence schedule.
5. Click OK.
The event is added to the calendar.
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Figure 3-10: Creating a recurring event in the calendar.
Working with Lists
Viewing a Task List and a
Project Task List
Task and project task lists help you organize the things
that people need to do. They can be used the same way,
but a project task list is better for keeping track of tasks
that are all part of the same project.
Exercise
• Exercise File: A task list and a project task list.
• Exercise: View a task list and a project task list: compare
the two types of lists.
There are several different views you can use with these
lists. Knowing how to use them and what they do can be a
great asset in your planning and project management
skills.
1. Open the task list or the project task list.
The multiple views available are for the project task
list where the Gantt Chart is displayed in the top half
of the list.
2. Click the View list arrow and select the view you
want to use.
Figure 3-11: Tasks in a task list.
Table 3-1: Task List and Project Task List Views
describes each of the views available.
Tips
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The Gantt Chart view is the only difference between
a task list and a project task list.
Figure 3-12: Tasks in a project task list. Gantt Chart view
is shown in the top half of the view.
Table 3-1: Task List and Project Task List Views
Project Tasks
(Project Task list only)
This is the default view for project task lists. A bar chart, or Gantt Chart, with task names and graphic
representations of the tasks in the list appears in the top half of the view. The same tasks are listed in
the bottom half of the view.
This is the only view that displays the tasks in a chart, and it is only available in a project task list.
Active Tasks
Displays all tasks that are not do not have “Completed” as the task status; in other words, all tasks that
are currently being worked on.
All Tasks
Displays all tasks in the list, regardless of their status.
By Assigned To
Displays all tasks in the list and groups them by the people to whom each task is assigned.
By My Groups
Displays all tasks in the list and groups them by the group to which each task is assigned.
Due Today
Displays only tasks that are due on the current day.
My Tasks
Displays only tasks that have been assigned to you.
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Adding Tasks and Milestones
Exercise
• Exercise File: A task list and a project task list.
Tasks are specific jobs and activities that can be assigned
to individuals, and updated and tracked as work on the
task progresses. This makes project management a
collaborative process.
• Exercise: Add a three-day task to “Create marketing
letter” in the task list. Add a five-day task to “Train new
employee” to the project task list.
Add a milestone that marks the beginning of a new
healthcare plan to the project task list.
Create a task
1. Open the task list or project task list where you want
to add the task.
There are two types of task lists where you can work
with tasks:
• Tasks: Records and stores tasks in a list format.
• Project Tasks: Records and stores tasks in a
graphic (Gantt Chart view) and list format. Use
this list to see a representation of how tasks work
together on the page.
2. Click the New button on the taskbar.
A new page appears where you can create and set the
properties of the task.
3. Enter the name of the task in the Title text box.
Figure 3-13: Adding a new task in a task list.
The name should be short and easy to identify.
4. (Optional) Click the Priority list arrow and select an
option from the list.
The priority level helps users who are assigned more
than one task know how they should prioritize tasks
that they are working on.
5. (Optional) Enter the name of the individual to whom
you want to assign the task in the Assigned to text
box.
The name should be someone who is part of the team
site in which you are working. Use the Check Names
and Browse buttons to enter names included in the
team site.
6. (Optional) Enter a brief description of the task in the
Description area.
The description might include specifications on how
the task should be done, or other notes that will help
an individual complete the task.
7. Enter the date on which the task should start in the
Start Date text box.
Use the Calendar button to select a date in calendar
format.
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Figure 3-14: Adding a new task in a project task list.
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8. Enter the date on which the task should end in the
End Date text box.
The end date can be an approximate date, like a
deadline. This can also be changed as necessary.
9. Click OK.
Create a milestone
A milestone marks an important point in a project. For
example, it might mark the completion of several related
tasks or the halfway point in the project’s duration.
A milestone is not an activity to be completed. It does not
have a status, task duration, or priority. Insert a milestone
whenever you need to mark a specific point in a project.
1. Open the project list in which you want to create the
milestone.
2. Click the New button on the taskbar.
The options to create a new task appear.
3. Enter the name of the milestone in the Title text box.
The name should be short and easy to identify.
Figure 3-15: Adding a milestone task in a project task list.
4. (Optional) Enter a brief description of the milestone
in the Description area.
The description might include information on what
the milestone represents.
5. Enter the date which the milestone marks in the Start
Date text box.
Use the Calendar button to select a date in calendar
format.
6. Click OK.
The milestone is created.
If the milestone is created in a project task list, the
milestone appears as a black diamond in the Gantt
Chart.
Figure 3-16: The project task list shown with tasks. Note
the milestone, indicated by a black diamond shape.
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Updating a Task
It’s a good idea to update the status of any tasks that are
assigned to you. Update a task so that other members are
updated on the status and progress that is made on a task.
Exercise
• Exercise File: A task named “Train new employee” in a
project task list.
• Exercise: Update the “Train new employee” task as “In
progress” and 25% complete.
1. Open the list where the task is saved.
The list could be a task list or a project task list; the
steps for updating a task is the same in each list.
2. Click the task.
The updated task shows progress
in the task bar of the Gantt Chart.
3. Click the Edit Item button on the taskbar.
4. Click the Task Status list arrow and select the status
that is most appropriate for the status of the task.
There are five statuses from which to choose:
• Not Started: The task has not been started at all.
This is the default status for tasks.
• In Progress: The task has been started, but is not
yet completed.
• Completed: The task is fully completed, 100%.
• Deferred: The task has been delayed or
postponed.
• Waiting on someone else: This task is waiting for
another task to be completed before it can
continue progress.
The task is also updated in the list area of
the view. Tasks updated in a task list
display similar information when updated.
Figure 3-17: An updated task in a project task list.
5. Enter an estimate of how complete the task is in the
% Complete text box.
For example, if you are about halfway done with the
project, enter 50%.
6. Click OK.
The task is updated.
If the task is updated in a project task list, the task bar
updates in the Gantt Chart.
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Adding a Discussion Topic
Exercise
• Exercise File: A discussion board list.
A discussion board is a location where people can express
their views and ideas in an online forum. The style is
similar to a newsgroup, so that individuals can respond to
and create their own discussion topics.
• Exercise: Add a new discussion board topic called
“Cardboard recycling” and this question: “Would we use
this enough to justify the cost?”
View a discussion topic
You can check on a discussion topic and its posts to keep
up on conversations on the discussion board.
1. Click the name of the discussion board you want to
view under the Discussions section of the Quick
Launch bar.
All the topics that are currently started appear on the
discussion board.
Other Ways to Open a Discussion Board List:
Click the View All Site Content link at the top of
the Quick Launch Bar. Click the name of the
discussion board you want to view under the
Discussion Boards section.
2. Click the name of a discussion topic.
The original discussion topic post appears at the top
of the page, and replies to the topic appear below it.
Figure 3-18: A discussion board with one discussion topic.
Add a discussion topic
If you want to talk about something that is not related to
an existing discussion topic or reply, you can always start
a new discussion.
1. Click the name of the discussion board in which you
want to create a new discussion under the
Discussions section of the Quick Launch bar.
All the current topics appear on the discussion board.
2. Click the New button on the taskbar.
A form appears where you can create the new topic.
3. Enter the name of the discussion topic in the Subject
text box.
The name will appear listed in the discussion board
with other topics.
4. Enter the discussion topic in the Body section.
Make sure the topic is an open-ended question that
can stimulate a lot of discussion.
Figure 3-19: Adding a discussion topic.
5. Click OK.
The discussion topic is listed in the discussion board.
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Replying to a Discussion
Topic
Exercise
If you have something you want to say about a topic that
has been posted, you can reply to the topic and contribute
to the discussion.
• Exercise: Reply to a discussion topic in a discussion
board.
• Exercise File: A discussion topic called “Cardboard
recycling” or any other discussion topic.
1. Go to the discussion board and click the name of the
discussion topic.
The original discussion topic appears at the top of the
page. Any replies to the topic appear below it, in the
order that the replies were posted, with the name of
the author.
Tip: You can reply to the discussion topic, or to
another reply.
2. Click Reply next to the item to which you want to
reply.
The item you clicked next to appears, along with any
other posts and replies that have been made in the
discussion.
Tip: This sequence of discussion topic and replies
is called a string.
Figure 3-20: Replying to a discussion topic.
3. Enter your reply to the topic or reply.
Users can follow your contribution to the discussion
best if your reply is attached to the most relevant item
in the discussion, whether it’s the discussion topic or
another user’s reply.
4. Click OK.
The reply is added to the bottom of the page.
Figure 3-21: A discussion topic with a reply.
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Quiz Questions
15.
Announcements are displayed by default on the home page of a team site. (True or False?) 16.
Contacts are only available for users who add the contacts to a list in SharePoint. (True or False?) 17.
Which of these is not an example of a link that could be added to a team site? A. A link to the organization’s 401k program. B. A link to an online resource that is frequently used by team members. C. An e-mail address for an organization that users correspond with frequently. D. A link to an organization that users correspond with frequently. 18.
Which of the following is not a view that is available in SharePoint calendars? A. Month B. Work Week C. Week D. Day 19.
Events are items that indicate an appointment or meeting on a SharePoint calendar. (True or False?) 20.
Which of these is not a way to control a recurring event? A. The frequency of the event (Daily, Weekly, Monthly, Yearly) B. The number of times the recurring event will occur. C. The rotating location of the event. D. The start date of the first recurring event. 21.
Tasks lists and project task lists are the same. (True or False?) 22.
How do you create a milestone? A. Click the New button and select Milestone from the taskbar. B. Enter the same start date and due date for the task. C. Create the new task and click the Milestone check box in the New Item form. D. You can only create milestones in the Project application. 23.
Tasks in task lists and project task lists can be updated to show the progress made on a task. (True or False?) 24.
Which of these options most accurately describes a discussion board? A. A bulletin board on which employees can post requests in an organization. B. A place where tasks and contacts can be stored for others to access. C. A list of posts and other entries that provide information on a topic. D. An online forum where users can discuss a topic. County of Berks
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Contribute to a discussion on a discussion board by replying to the topic. (True or False?) Quiz Answers
15.
True. Announcements are displayed on the home page of a team site by default. 16.
False. Contacts are available for all users that have access to the site in which the list is saved. 17.
C. E-mail addresses should be used in contact items, not link items. 18.
B. Work Week is not a default SharePoint view. A site owner can add this as a view, however. 19.
True. Events are the calendar list items that indicate an appointment or meeting on a SharePoint calendar. 20.
C. Recurring events don’t allow you to create a rotating pattern for the location of the events. The recurring series
must all use the same location. 21.
False. Project tasks are better for long-term projects in which the tasks all contribute to the completion of a larger
project. 22.
B. To create a milestone, create a new task and enter the same start date and due date for the task. 23.
True. Task progress can be updated in both types of lists. 24.
D. A discussion board is an online forum where users can discuss a topic. 25.
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Creating a Library .............................................. 46 Creating a New Document in a Library ........... 48 Uploading a File or Document to a Library ..... 49 Upload a single document ....................... 49 Upload multiple documents ..................... 49 Working with Images ......................................... 51 Add an image to a picture library ............. 51 Add an image to an item description ....... 52 Opening and Editing a Document .................... 53 Open a document .................................... 53 Edit a document ....................................... 53 4
A library stores related files that team
members can share with one another. For
example, a library could store all of the
press releases the public relations team
writes in a year.
Libraries are also an easy way for a team
or department to update and manage files
in a central location. For example, all
members of a writing department can
make updates and changes to a document.
Information about the updates is also
recorded in the library.
Any type of file can be saved in a library,
including documents, spreadsheets,
presentations, pictures and forms.
Checking Out and Checking In a Document... 54 Check out a document ............................. 54 Check in a document ............................... 54 Using Versions History ..................................... 56 Enable versioning .................................... 56 Add a version ........................................... 57 View version history ................................. 57 County of Berks
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Creating a Library
Exercise
• Exercise File: None required.
When you need a place on your SharePoint site to save
and store documents, create a new library. The library will
be able to hold documents and files that are related so it is
easy for other team members to find the files they need.
• Exercise: Create a new document library called
“Marketing Letters.”
The library can also provide features that make it easy to
collaborate on documents, such as the check in and check
out feature, and version history.
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You can only create libraries if you have the correct
site permissions.
1. Open the site in which you want to add a library.
By default, team sites are created with a document
library called “Shared Documents.”
2. Click the Site Actions button and select Create from
the list.
The Create screen displays all the different lists,
libraries, and sites you can create. The Libraries
column contains the types of libraries you can create
in a site. Refer to Table 4-1: Document Libraries for
more information about the types of libraries you can
create.
3. Click the type of library you want to create.
The New screen appears, where you can enter
information about the library.
4. Enter the title of the document library in the Name
text box.
This name will appear in the Quick Launch bar of the
site.
5. Choose if you want to display the library in the Quick
Launch.
There are two options here:
• Yes: The document library will be displayed in
the Quick Launch bar. This is selected by default.
• No: The document library will not be displayed in
the Quick Launch bar, and users will have to find
the library through alternate navigation methods.
Only use this for libraries that you don’t want to
make known to others, or that won’t be used very
often.
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Figure 4-1: Creating a new document library.
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6. Click the Document Template list arrow and choose
the default file type for new files created in the
library.
The default selection should be correct, according to
the type of library you choose to create.
Tip: The other options, Incoming E-mail and
Document Version History, will be covered in
more detail in later lessons.
7. Click Create.
The library is created in the site.
Table 4-1: Document Libraries
Document Library
Best for storing Word documents and other related files. Features folders, versioning and check out.
Form Library
Create this type of library to store and manage XML-based forms. A Windows SharePoint Servicescompatible XML editor—such as Microsoft Office InfoPath—is required for this type of library.
Wiki Page Library
Create a Wiki Page Library when you want to have a related collection of Wiki pages. This type of
library supports pictures, tables, hyperlinks, and wiki linking. A wiki page library can be used like a wiki
site, it’s just not as prevalent in the navigation of the team site.
Picture Library
Share pictures with others using this type of library. Includes special features for sharing and viewing
pictures, such as thumbnails, download options, and slideshow.
Slide Library
Use this library to share slides with other members of your team. Also provides features for sharing,
editing, and finding slides. *Slide libraries require PowerPoint Professional to share slides from
presentations.
Translation Management
Library
Manage and control the translation process of documents using this library. Includes a workflow that
helps guide the document through the translation process.
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Creating a New Document in a
Library
One way to add items to a document library is to create
new items in the library. These items can then be opened
and edited by other team members.
Exercise
• Exercise File: Marketing Letters document library
• Exercise: Create a new document called “Quarterly
Report” in the document library.
1. Open the library in which you want to create a new
document.
Most libraries will be included in the Quick Launch.
2. Click the New button list arrow on the taskbar and
select New Document from the list.
A dialog box may appear, asking if you trust the
source of the file.
Tip: Note that you can also create a new folder
under the New button. Folder allow user to
organize documents into further subcategories.
3. Click OK. If prompted, enter the password for your
SharePoint account.
The dialog box closes, and SharePoint prepares to
open the new file on your computer. For example, if
creating a new document, a new document would
open in Word.
Figure 4-2: The Save As dialog box.
4. Work with content of the file as you would normally.
When you are finished working with the file, save
and close it.
5. Press <Ctrl> + <S>.
The Save As dialog box appears. Notice that the save
location is on the SharePoint server, not your
computer.
6. Enter the file name in the File name text box.
7. Click Save and close the file.
The document or file closes. To open it again, open it
from the document library in which it was created.
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Uploading a File or Document
to a Library
Exercise
You can upload existing documents to a library and make
them available for other members of your team or
department.
• Exercise: Upload the North Shore Mailing document to
the Marketing Letters document library.
Then use the “Upload Multiple Documents” command to
upload the Proposal.docx and Trade Show Expenses.xlsx
files into the Marketing Letters document library.
Upload a single document
• Exercise File: North Shore Mailing.docx, Proposal.docx
and Trade Show Expenses.xlsx.
Uploading a single document to a library is a quick way
to make the document available to other people on your
team.
1. Click Documents on the Quick Launch bar and click
the name of the document library to which you want
to upload a document.
Other Ways to Open a Document Library:
Click the name of the library in the Quick Launch
bar.
All the documents currently saved in the library are
listed, with basic information about each document.
2. Click the Upload button on the toolbar.
The Upload Document screen appears.
3. Click the Browse button and select the document you
want to upload from your computer. Click Open.
Figure 4-3: Uploading a single document to a document
library.
The file path for the document appears in the text
box.
4. (Optional) Click the Add as a new version to
existing files check box and add a description in the
Version Comments text box.
This step depends on the versioning guidelines used
at your organization.
Tip: This step only appears if versioning has been
enabled in the library.
5. Click OK.
The document is uploaded.
Upload multiple documents
1. Click Documents on the Quick Launch bar and click
the name of the document library to which you want
to upload the documents.
Other Ways to Open a Document Library:
Click the name of the library in the Quick Launch
bar.
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All the documents currently saved in the library are
listed, with basic information about each document.
2. Click the Upload button list arrow on the toolbar and
select Upload Multiple Documents from the list.
The screen that appears is divided into two panes: the
contents of your computer on the left, and files in the
selected folder on the right.
3. In the left pane, select the location or folder
containing the documents you want to upload.
The documents in the selected location appear in the
right pane.
4. Click the check box next to each file you want to
upload and click OK.
A dialog box appears, asking you to confirm the
upload.
5. Click Yes.
The documents are uploaded.
Tip: Before uploading the selected documents,
click the Add as a new version to existing files
check box to add the files as new versions.
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You can only upload files to libraries if you have
permission to do so. If the Upload button is not
available, then you have not been given permission to
add documents to the library.
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Figure 4-4: Uploading multiple documents to a library.
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Working with Images
Exercise
• Exercise File: nst_logo.jpg and a picture library
Images are important additions to items and lists in
SharePoint. They can communicate clearly what is not
always easy to explain with words, and they can add
visual interest to pages, list items, and documents.
• Exercise: Upload the nst_logo.jpg to the picture library.
You can add images to lists that are created to store
images, and you can also add images to item descriptions.
Add an image to a picture library
Upload an image from your computer to a picture library
in order to share the image with other members of the site.
Once images are uploaded, they can then be used in list
items as well.
1. Open the picture library to which you want to add the
image.
Picture libraries are listed under the Pictures section
of the Quick Launch bar.
Figure 4-5: Uploading a picture to a picture library.
2. Click the Upload button on the taskbar.
Now just identify the picture that you want to upload.
3. Click the Browse button, navigate to the location of
the image and select the image. Click Open.
The file path of the image appears in the Name text
box.
4. Click OK.
The image is uploaded. Another form appears where
you can add more information about the image.
5. Verify the name of the image in the Name text box.
The name will appear as the name of the item in the
picture library. The name should be HTML friendly,
so do not use any spaces in the name.
6. (Optional) Complete the remaining options.
The remaining options aren’t necessary, but the
images will be more useful if more information is
attached to them. For example, keywords make the
picture easier to search for, and a description helps
distinguish the image from similar images in the
library.
Figure 4-6: Entering information about the uploaded
picture.
7. Click OK.
The image appears in the picture library.
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Add an image to an item description
You can add an image to the description area of an item to
enhance the information that you provide to other
individuals in your team.
Tips
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You’ll need the URL of the image to add it to an
item. This means the image must be saved on a server
on the Internet, or saved in a picture library on the
SharePoint site; you won’t be able to use an image
saved on your computer.
1. Open the list item in which you want to add an
image.
2. Click the Picture button in the Body section.
A dialog box appears where you can enter
information about the image to be inserted.
Figure 4-7: Click the Name hyperlink of a picture to view
its URL in the browser.
3. Enter text that describes the image in the Alternative
text text box.
The alternative text is especially useful if for some
reason the image doesn’t appear in the individual’s
browser, or for users with impaired vision.
4. Enter the Internet address for the image in the
Address text box.
The Internet address indicates the server on which the
image is saved on the Internet.
Tip: To use an image that is saved in a picture
library on a SharePoint site, go to the library
where the picture is saved, open the image, click
the Name hyperlink to open the image’s URL and
copy the URL in the Address box of the browser.
Use this URL in the Address text box.
Figure 4-8: A preview of the NST logo in the Internet
browser. Copy the URL to use the picture in another
location in SharePoint.
5. Click OK.
The dialog box closes and the image appears in the
body section of the item.
6. Click OK.
Figure 4-9: The image inserted in a list item.
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Opening and Editing a
Document
Document libraries make it easy to open and access
documents.
Exercise
• Exercise File: Proposal.docx
• Exercise: Open the Proposal document and edit the date
on the first page to today’s date.
Open a document
Open a document to view it.
1. Open the library where the document is saved.
2. Click the name of the document.
A dialog box appears, asking how you would like to
open the file.
Tip: You may also be asked to enter your account
log in name and password to open the document.
3. If necessary, select Read Only or Edit and click OK.
The document appears on your desktop in the
program for which it is compatible.
Edit a document
Figure 4-10: Choose how you want to open the
document.
If you have the right set of permissions, you can edit a
document saved in a document library.
1. Open the document you want to edit.
Tip: If you do not have permission to edit a
document, it will open as read-only.
2. If necessary, click the Edit Document button beneath
the Ribbon.
The document is no longer in read only mode.
3. Edit the document as you would normally.
4. Save and close the document when you are finished.
The document is changed and its changes are
available for other users.
Tips
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Libraries may require users to check out documents,
in which case simply opening a document would not
be possible.
Figure 4-11: A SharePoint document open for editing in
Word.
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Checking Out and Checking In
a Document
The check in and check out feature ensures that document
collaboration works smoothly. When you check out a
document to make changes, the document can no longer
be accessed by other people. The document will still
appear in the library, but it will be unavailable to other
people. Once you are finished working with the
document, check it back in so your changes and the
document are available to other people once again.
Exercise
• Exercise File: Marketing Letters document library
• Exercise: Check out the “North Shore Mailing”
document. Add the text, “Dear North Shore Client,”
between the date line and the first paragraph.
Check the document back in.
Check out a document
Check out a document in order to make changes to it. If
you don’t check it out, another team member might try to
work on the document at the same time.
1. Open the library containing the document you want
to work with.
2. Point to the document you want to open. Click the list
arrow and select Check Out from the list.
A dialog box appears, asking to confirm checking out
the document.
3. Click OK.
Figure 4-12: Checking out a document.
The document is checked out. Note that the icon
next to the document changes to indicate the
document is checked out.
Once the document is checked out, you can open the
document.
Check in a document
When you are finished making changes to a document
that you have checked out, check it back in so other
people can access your changes.
1. When you are finished making changes to the
document, save and close the document.
Tip: When you close the document, you may be
asked if you want to check the document back in.
If you worked with the document in Office 2007
or 2003, a dialog box appears when you close the
document, asking if you want to check in the
document. Click Yes, enter version comments if
necessary, and click OK.
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Figure 4-13: This dialog box may appear when a checked
out document is saved or closed.
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2. Open the document library where the document is
saved in SharePoint.
3. Point to the document you want to check in. Click the
list arrow and select Check In from the list.
The Check in screen appears.
• Document Check In: Select Yes if you want to
save the document on SharePoint, but keep it
checked out to you so no one can access the
document. Select No to check in the document
and allow others to access the document.
• Comments: Add notes about what kind of
changes you made to the document when you
checked it out.
• Versioning: If the creator of the library has
enabled versioning, you will have to choose what
version number to give the document.
Figure 4-14: The Check In dialog box.
4. Enter the check in options as necessary and click
OK.
The document is checked in and is accessible to other
people.
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This option is only available in document libraries.
Other types of libraries do not have this feature.
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Check out can be required for a document library. To
require check out, click Settings on the toolbar and
select Document Library Settings from the list.
Click the Versioning settings link under the General
settings column and click Yes in the Require Check
Out section.
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Using Versions History
Exercise
• Exercise File: Marketing Letters library
Versioning is a library feature that tracks revisions to
documents. This is a helpful way to record the changes a
document has undergone over time. Versions are a good
way to manage content, as it allows users to look at
previous versions as needed.
• Exercise: Enable versioning in the Marketing Letters
library.
Open the “North Shore Mailing” document and make
changes. Publish the document as a major version.
View the version history of the “North Shore Mailing”
document.
Enable versioning
Document libraries must have versions enabled in order to
record versions of the documents saved in the library.
1. Open the library in which you want to enable
versioning.
2. Click the Settings button on the toolbar and select
Document Library Settings from the list.
The Settings page appears.
3. Click the Versioning settings link under the General
settings column.
A set of controls for the library appears.
4. In the Document Version History section, select the
version scheme you want to use.
There are two ways to keep track of versions:
• Create major versions: Choose this option if
there aren’t many people who will be making
changes to documents. An example of a major
version is an added section or chapter in a
document.
• Create major and minor (draft) versions: This
option can create a more meaningful version
history. For example, changes such as spelling
errors or drafts are considered minor versions,
while major changes indicate new sections or
chapters.
5. (Optional) Choose the number of versions to retain.
These two options prevent the library from being too
cluttered. However, you may also lose important
versions if you limit the number of versions that are
saved.
6. Click OK.
Versioning is enabled in the library.
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Figure 4-15: Versioning Settings for a document library.
Working with Libraries
Add a version
When versioning is enabled, users can add versions of
documents whenever necessary.
1. Open the library in which you want to save a new
document version.
2. Point to the document to which you want to add a
new version and click the list arrow.
3. Select Publish a major version from the list.
The Publish Major Version screen appears.
4. Enter a text describing the version in the Comments
text box. Click OK.
The version is added, and is now the primary
document available in the library.
Figure 4-16: Publishing a version of a document in
Microsoft Office SharePoint Server.
Other Ways to Add a Version:
Once versioning is enabled in a library, any
change to the document is automatically saved as
a new version of the document. Or, check out the
document, make changes, and specify version
information when checking the document back in.
Tips
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Version information is automatically required when a
document is checked in, so new versions are
automatically published at check in.
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When versioning is turned on, versions of documents
are automatically kept track of and are saved. You do
not need to publish a version or check out the
document to save a version.
View version history
If versioning has been enabled in the document library in
which a file is saved, you can go back and view past
versions of the document.
1. Open the library that contains the version history you
want to view.
2. Point to the document to you want to view and click
the list arrow.
3. Select Version History from the list.
The versions that are saved and their comments
appear in the Version History screen.
Figure 4-17: The version history for a document.
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26.
Which of these is not a type of library you can create in SharePoint? A. Web Page B. Wiki Page C. Document D. Slide 27.
You can only upload items to add them to a library. (True or False?) 28.
Documents can only be uploaded to a library one at a time. (True or False?) 29.
Which of the following is not a feature that is included in a picture library? A. A Graphics Editor B. A slideshow feature for displaying images C. Thumbnail preview of stored pictures D. None of these are included. 30.
You can open a document saved in a library to view or edit it. (True or False?) 31.
When a document is checked out, other users cannot open or view the document. (True or False?) 32.
What is the difference between a major and a minor version? A. A major draft indicates major changes in the document content, and a minor draft indicates small changes. B. A major draft includes changes made by a site owner, while a minor draft includes changes made by a site visitor. C. A major draft includes changes made to new documents, while a minor draft includes changes made to old
documents. D. The draft is automatically assigned according to the number of changes made. Quiz Answers
26.
A. Web page is not a type of library you can create in SharePoint; Wiki Page, Document, and Slide are types of
libraries that can be created. 27.
False. You can create new items in a library. 28.
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True. Open a document to view or edit the document. 31.
True. A document is not available for viewing or editing when it is checked out. It must be checked in again to be
available for other users. 32.
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Creating a Wiki Site ........................................... 61 Working with a Wiki ........................................... 63 View a wiki page ...................................... 63 Add a wiki page ....................................... 63 Edit a wiki page ........................................ 64 Creating a Blog .................................................. 65 Writing a Blog Post............................................ 67 Working with a Blog .......................................... 69 Read a blog ............................................. 69 Comment on a post ................................. 69 Subscribe to a blog RSS feed ................. 70 Creating a Document Workspace .................... 71 Creating a Meeting Workspace ........................ 73 Create a meeting workspace ................... 73 Create or link an event to a meeting
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This chapter covers the main
collaboration subsites that can be added to
a team site: blogs, wikis and workspaces.
These sites have their own pages and
organization, and are a great way to
complement the objects and features
available in a team site.
We’ll discuss the basics, such as how to
create each site, settings that are available,
and how to add to and work with each
site.
Working with Blogs, Wikis, and Workspaces
Creating a Wiki Site
Exercise
• Exercise File: None required.
A wiki is a collaborative way to share knowledge. Users
can share their collective expertise to create a more
complete and exhaustive resource than if one person
provided all the information. Users can also critique and
edit the entries created by others to ensure that the
information is thorough and accurate.
• Exercise: Create a new wiki site called “Agents Wiki”.
Some excellent uses for a wiki include gathering
knowledge and data, creating an instruction guide for new
employees, and brainstorming ideas and designs.
Tips
9
Wikiwiki is a Hawiian word that means “quick.”
1. Open the site in which you want to include the wiki.
2. Click the Site Actions menu and select Create from
the list.
3. Click the Sites and Workspaces link under the Web
Pages section.
The New SharePoint Site screen appears. Enter
information about the name and type of site you wish
to create.
Figure 5-1: Creating a new wiki site.
4. Enter a name for the wiki site in the Title text box.
This text will appear as a tab in the site, so the name
should be short and easy to identify.
5. Add the URL name of the site in the URL name text
box.
Users can navigate to this URL to access the site
directly.
6. Select Wiki Site under the Collaboration tab of the
Template Selection.
This indicates the type of site you want to create.
7. Choose the permissions you want to use under the
Permissions section.
There are two options for permissions:
• Use same permissions as parent site: This is the
default option, and the easiest option. Use this if
you want people to access this site as they do the
parent site, or the site under which the wiki site is
being created. If you choose this option,
understand that the permissions can only be
changed along with the permissions of the parent
site.
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• Use unique permissions: This option lets you
choose who can access the wiki site, and the level
of access that each individual is assigned.
8. Choose how the top Link bar will look in the
Navigation Inheritance section.
• Yes: The top Link bar that is displayed in the wiki
site is the same as the Link bar that appears in the
parent site.
• No: Only the tab for the wiki site and any its
subsites will appear in the Link bar. This is
selected by default.
9. (Optional) Add the site to the site directory in the Site
Categories section.
This makes the site easy to look up, if users are using
the site directory.
10. Click Create.
The site is created and a tab for the wiki site appears
on the Link bar.
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Figure 5-2: A new wiki site.
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Working with a Wiki
Exercise
• Exercise File: Agents Wiki site
Once a wiki site has been created, users can add new
pages and links to pages within the site.
View a wiki page
• Exercise: Add a new wiki page called “Hostel guidelines”.
Add a link on the Hostel guidelines page to a page called
“Hostel directory”.
Find the wiki page you want to view or contribute to on
the wiki site.
1. Navigate to the site where the wiki is located and
click the wiki tab on the Link Bar.
The wiki appears with the Home page displayed.
Other Ways to Find a Wiki Site:
Since wikis are usually subsites of team sites in
SharePoint, they are often listed on the Link Bar.
If not, click the View All Site Content link at the
top of the Quick Launch bar and click the name of
the wiki under the Sites and Workspaces section.
2. Click the name of the page you want to view in the
Quick Launch.
Most of the pages created in a wiki are listed here.
Other Ways to View a Wiki Page:
Click a link to the page from another wiki page.
Or, click the View All Pages link at the bottom of
the Quick Launch and click a page in the list.
Figure 5-3: Creating a new wiki page in the New Wiki
Page form.
Add a wiki page
If there is a topic that needs to be addressed or you feel
you need to contribute information or add an idea, you
can create a new wiki page to add to the site.
The process for adding a new page includes first creating
a link to the page, and then clicking that link to create the
new page.
1. Open the page to which you want to link the new
page.
2. Click Edit at the top of the page.
You can change the text of the page, including adding
new links.
3. Enter the name of the new page enclosed in double
brackets.
For example, type [[Help]] to create a link to a
page named Help.
Figure 5-4: A wiki page after it is created. Note the link for
a new wiki page, marked by a dashed underline.
To give the new page a name that is different from
the name of the link, type the page name|link name.
For example, [[Help|Using Help]] to create
a link named “Using Help” to a page named “Help.”
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4. Click Create.
The wiki page is created.
Other Ways to Create a Wiki Page:
Click the View All Pages link at the bottom of the
Quick Launch bar. Click the New button on the
taskbar.
Edit a wiki page
One advantage of using a wiki is that there is not a single
anointed expert: everyone has some knowledge, expertise,
and insight to contribute. So while one person can begin
the process of creating a wiki entry, another can edit the
entry if it is incorrect, or add even more information
whenever possible.
1. Open the page you want to edit.
The wiki page appears.
2. Click Edit at the top of the page.
The page opens in edit format.
3. Enter or change the content and text of the page, as
necessary.
Note that you can use the buttons in the toolbar to
format text and insert pictures and other items in the
page.
4. Click OK.
The changes are updated in the wiki page.
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Creating a Blog
Exercise
• Exercise File: None required.
A blog is a great way to share information. Generally, a
blog is written by someone who can provide valuable
insight and information on a topic, such as the manager of
a department or the team leader for a development team.
Blogs can be used by these individuals as an informal way
to pass on important information, such as why a certain
policy has changed, or specific tips and tricks to watch
out for when rolling out a new product.
• Exercise: Create a new blog called “Notes from
Headquarters.”
Tips
9
The word “blog” is short for “web log”.
1. Open the site in which you want to include the blog.
2. Click the Site Actions menu and select Create from
the list.
3. Click the Sites and Workspaces link under the Web
Pages section.
The New SharePoint Site screen appears. Enter
information about the name and type of site you wish
to create.
4. Enter a name for the blog site in the Title text box.
The title should be short and easy to identify.
Figure 5-5: Creating a new blog site.
5. Add the URL name of the site in the URL name text
box.
Users can navigate to this URL to access the site
directly.
6. Select Blog Site under the Collaboration tab of the
Template Selection.
This indicates the type of site you want to create.
7. Choose the permissions you want to use under the
Permissions section.
There are two options for permissions:
• Use same permissions as parent site: This is the
default option, and the easiest option. Use this if
you want people to access this site as they do the
parent site, or the site under which the blog site is
being created. If you choose this option,
understand that the permissions can only be
changed along with the permissions of the parent
site.
• Use unique permissions: This option lets you
choose who can access the blog site, and the level
of access that each individual is assigned.
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8. Choose how the top Link bar will look in the
Navigation Inheritance section.
• Yes: The top Link bar that is displayed in the blog
site is the same as the Link bar that appears in the
parent site.
• No: Only the tab for the blog site and any its
subsites will appear in the Link bar. This is
selected by default.
9. (Optional) Add the site to the site directory in the Site
Categories section.
This makes the site easy to look up, if users are using
the site directory.
10. Click Create.
The site is created and a tab for the blog site appears
on the Link bar.
Use these links to
work with the blog
content.
Figure 5-6: A new blog site.
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Writing a Blog Post
Exercise
• Exercise File: Notes from Headquarters blog
The great thing about a blog is that you don’t have to
worry about form or structure. Just say what you have to
say and publish it for anyone to read.
• Exercise: Add a blog post called “Annual Meeting” in the
Notes from Headquarters blog.
1. Open the blog to which you want to add a post.
Tip: If the blog does not appear in the Links Bar,
click the View All Site Content link at the top of
the Quick Launch bar and click the name of the
blog under the Sites and Workspaces section.
2. Click the Create a post link under Admin Links on
the right side of the page.
The new post form appears.
3. Enter the title of the post in the Title text box and
enter the body of the post in the Body area.
This is what will appear on the blog page.
4. (Optional) Click the Category list arrow and select a
category to assign the post to.
Categories are optional, but they make it easy to find
related posts.
5. (Optional) Set a date and time when you want the
post to be published.
6. Click Save as Draft or Publish.
Figure 5-7: Creating a blog entry in the New Item screen.
Choose Publish to post the entry on the blog
immediately. This option is only available to users
with Full Control permissions.
Choose Save as Draft if you want to save the post to
be published another time. This is the only option
available to users with Contribute permissions. The
option will not make the post available publicly until
the post is approved by a site owner (someone with
Full Control permissions).
Tips
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If you don’t have the correct permissions to write
entries on a blog, the options to write a blog will not
be available.
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Approve or reject a post
If you have Full Control permissions in a blog, you must
approve posts written by users with lower permissions in
order to make them visible to others in the blog.
1. Click the Manage posts link.
The posts for the blog appear in list format. Posts
waiting for approval are assigned a “Pending” status.
2. Point to the post you want to approve and click the
list arrow. Select Approve/reject from the list.
The Approve/Reject page appears.
3. Select the approval status you wish to apply to the
post.
There are three statuses to choose from: Approved,
Rejected, Pending.
You can also enter comments explaining your choice
in the Comment text box.
4. Click OK.
The status is applied to the post.
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Working with a Blog
Exercise
• Exercise File: Notes from Headquarters blog
A blog is a single web page that displays entries that have
been posted to the blog. Blog entries are posted reverse
chronologically, which means the newest entries are
displayed at the top of the page.
• Exercise: Add a comment to a blog entry.
Read a blog
To read a blog, all you have to do is find the blog site in
SharePoint.
1. Navigate to the site where the blog is created and
click the blog name tab on the Link Bar.
The blog page appears with the most recent entry at
the top of the page. Note that the date the entry was
published appears at the top of the entry.
Other information about the post, including who
wrote the post, the category, and the number of
comments to the post appear along the bottom of the
entry.
Other Ways to Find a Blog:
Since blogs are usually subsites of team sites in
SharePoint, they are often listed on the Link Bar.
Click the View All Site Content link at the top of
the Quick Launch bar. Click the name of the blog
under the Sites and Workspaces section.
2. Scroll down the page to view earlier posts.
The posts are listed from most recent to earliest.
Comment on a post
Another advantage to blogs is that anyone can respond to
a blog. This is a great way for blog readers to give
feedback to the blogger (the author of the blogs), to ask
questions, or for a clarification on a specific blog entry.
1. Click the Comments link underneath the blog post to
which you want to respond.
The page displays the blog entry, comments made to
the post, and an area to add comments.
2. Under Add Comment, enter the title of the comment
in the Title text box, and enter the comment text in
the Body text box.
Note that you cannot add any formatting or objects to
comment entries.
Figure 5-8: Posting a comment to a blog entry.
3. Click Submit Comment.
The comment is added to the blog post.
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Tips
9
To view comment to a blog entry, click Comments
under a blog entry. Or, click the title of the blog entry.
The blog entry is displayed with comments below it.
Subscribe to a blog RSS feed
Subscribing to a blog is an easy and efficient way to keep
up on blogs without having to visit each one to find out if
there are new postings. The RSS (Really Simple
Syndication) keeps track of the blog for you, and lets you
know when posts have been added. The updates are
accessible either in Internet Explorer, or Outlook 2003
and 2007.
1. Open the blog to which you want to subscribe.
2. Click the RSS Feed link at the bottom of the Quick
Launch bar.
The RSS feed page for the blog appears.
3. Click Subscribe to this feed in the yellow box at the
top of the page.
A dialog box appears, asking for specifics for the
blog feed.
4. Enter the name of the feed in the name text box and
specify where to save the feed in the Create in list
arrow.
5. Click Subscribe.
A confirmation screen appears, verifying that you are
subscribed to the blog.
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If you have Outlook 2007 on your computer, you also
receive e-mail updates when a new blog entry is
posted. Look under RSS Feeds in the Mail
Navigation Pane for the name of the blog. Blog
updates appear as unread mail.
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Figure 5-9: The RSS feed screen for a blog.
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Creating a Document
Workspace
A document workspace is a collection of tools and
resources that allow team members to collaborate on the
creation of a document. If you have permission to create
new sites, you can create a document workspace in
SharePoint. This method allows the most control over
how the document workspace is configured initially.
Exercise
• Exercise File: None required.
• Exercise: Create a document workspace called “Weekend
Specials.”
1. Click the Site Actions button and select Create from
the menu.
2. Click the Sites and Workspaces link under the Web
pages section.
3. Enter a name and description of the document
workspace in the Title and Description section.
4. Enter the URL for the document workspace in the
URL name text box.
The name should be short and easy to remember.
Also, follow the naming convention for the Web: no
spaces, no caps, no extraneous symbols.
5. Under the Collaboration tab, select Document
Workspace.
Figure 5-10: Creating a new document workspace.
6. Choose the permissions you want to assign to the
site.
There are two options:
• Use same permissions as parent site: This is the
default option, and the easiest option. Use this if
you want all the same people to access this site as
they do the parent site, or the site under which the
document workspace is being created.
If you choose this option, understand that the
permissions can only be changed along with the
permissions of the parent site.
• Use unique permissions: This option lets you
choose who can access the document workspace,
and the level of access that each individual is
assigned.
7. Choose how the top Link bar will look in the
Navigation Inheritance section.
• Yes: The Link bar that is displayed in the wiki site
is the same as the Link bar that appears in the
parent site. This is the easiest choice for
navigation.
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• No: Only the tab for the document workspace and
any its subsites will appear in the Link bar.
8. (Optional) Add the site to the site directory in the Site
Categories section.
9. Click Create.
The document workspace is created.
If you chose to have unique permissions, a screen
appears to set the permissions of the workspace.
Other Ways to Create a Document Workspace
in SharePoint:
Point to the document that is currently in a
document library. Click the list arrow and select
Send To → Create Document Workspace from
the list. Click OK.
Creating a workspace using this method inherits
default settings, such as name and URL,
permissions, and navigation settings.
Document Workspaces can also be created
through Office programs.
The components of a document workspace are located in
one site, and are unique to that document workspace:
•
Document library: Just like any other document
library, this is where documents in the workspace are
stored. The Share Documents area on the main page
of the workspace is linked to this library, which is
created by default. You may add document libraries
as necessary.
•
Task list: Make a list of tasks required to complete
the document and assign them to members of the
workspace. Members can also update the status and
progress of the tasks so other members are aware of
the status of the project.
•
Links: Make outside and additional resources
quickly accessible by adding them as links on the
main page of the workspace.
•
M embers: Specify who may access the workspace
here.
•
Announcements: Communicate information about
the project to other members of the workspace.
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Figure 5-11: The home page for a new document
workspace site.
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Creating a Meeting Workspace
Exercise
• Exercise File: None required.
A meeting workspace makes all the information needed
for a meeting available in one space, such as documents,
tasks, and the meeting agenda. This makes it easier for
meeting attendees to have the necessary information,
rather than directing them to multiple lists and libraries.
• Exercise: Create a meeting workspace called “Conference
call.”
Link the meeting workspace to the “Conference call” event
in the Calendar.
Create a meeting workspace
Creating a meeting workspace is a great way to prepare
for a meeting. It helps ensure that everyone has the
information they need in a clear and accessible forum.
1. Open the site where you want to add the meeting
workspace.
A meeting workspace is its own type of site, so it will
appear as a subsite of the current site.
2. Click the Site Actions button and select Create.
3. Click the Sites and Workspaces link under the Web
Pages category.
4. Enter the Title and URL name you want to use for the
meeting workspace site.
Figure 5-12: Creating a new meeting workspace.
5. Click the Meetings tab in the Template Selection
section.
There are five Meeting Workspace templates from
which to choose. See Table 5-1: Meeting Workspace
Templates for more information about these
templates.
6. Select the template you want to use.
7. Click Create.
The meeting workspace site appears with the
template you chose.
Create or link an event to a meeting
workspace
If an event you are in charge of is a meeting, you can
create or link to a meeting workspace when creating the
event.
Figure 5-13: The home page of a new meeting workspace
using the Basic Meeting Workspace template.
1. Click the name of the calendar in which you want to
create the meeting workspace event in the Quick
Launch bar.
2. Click the New button on the taskbar and select New
Item from the list.
A form for creating an event appears.
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3. Complete information about the event, including
name, location and beginning and ending dates.
4. Click the Use a Meeting Workspace to organize
attendees, agendas, documents, minutes, and other
details for this event check box at the bottom of the
form.
5. Click OK.
Another form appears where you can choose
specifications for the meeting workspace.
6. Choose to create a new meeting workspace site or
link to an existing workspace.
• To create a new workspace: Click Create a new
Meeting Workspace and enter the information
that you want, including the title and the last part
of the Web address for the site, and click OK.
Then select the template you want to use for the
workspace on the next page.
• To link to an existing workspace: Click Link to
an existing Meeting Workspace and select the
site from the list arrow.
Figure 5-14: Linking an event to an existing meeting
workspace.
7. Click OK.
The meeting workspace appears and you can add
information about the meeting as necessary.
Table 5-1: Meeting Workspace Templates
Basic Meeting Workspace
This can be used for a majority of meeting workspace sites. It is geared for planning, organizing, and
summarizing a meeting. Includes lists for the agenda, meeting attendees, and documents.
Blank Meeting Workspace
This is a blank slate that you can customize to include all the elements you need to plan and organize the
meeting.
Decision Meeting Workspace
This focuses on meetings that track status or make decisions. Includes lists for tasks and documents, as
well as lists that store decisions that have been made in the meeting.
Social Meeting Workspace
Plan social occasions on one site in one location rather than through e-mail after e-mail. Includes a
discussion board and lists for attendees, storing pictures, things to bring, and directions to the meeting
location.
Multipage Meeting Workspace
This is just like the Basic Meeting Workspace template, with two blank pages for customization
included.
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Quiz Questions
33.
Where does ‘wiki’ come from? A. Wiki comes from the Hawiian word ‘wikiwiki,’ which means ‘quick.’ B. Wiki is an acronym for the phrase, Working for Insight, Knowledge and Intelligence. C. Wiki is a Polynesian word for ‘light’. D. Wiki is short for ‘wireless kiack,’ an Internet add-on for laptops. 34.
Wikis are a collaborative information gathering tool that can be used to create: A. An online encyclopedia B. A resource for new employees C. A forum for brainstorming D. All of these. 35.
Which of these best defines a blog? A. A blog is a collaborative way to create an online encyclopedia. B. A blog is a social networking tool. C. A blog is a collection of entries created by an individual to share information with others in an informal style. D. A blog is a place to store documents in SharePoint. 36.
If a blog post doesn’t immediately appear in a blog, it may be waiting for approval. (True or False?) 37.
Blog posts are listed chronologically, meaning the most recent posts appear at the bottom of the page. (True or False?) 38.
A document workspace is: A. A list for storing documents on a site. B. A forum for brainstorming ideas for a document. C. An online application for creating new documents. D. A site that allows colleagues to work together on a document. 39.
A meeting workspace is a place to store the information and materials meeting attendees need. (True or False?) Quiz Answers
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D. Wikis can be used to create: an online encyclopedia; a resource for new employees; and as a forum for
brainstorming ideas. 35.
C. A blog is a collection of entries created by an individual to share information with others in an informal style. 36.
True. If a blog entry doesn’t appear on the blog, it may be waiting for approval by someone with proper rights. 37.
False. Blog posts are listed reverse chronologically, meaning the most recent posts appear at the top of the page. 38.
D. A document workspace is a site that allows colleagues to work together on a document. 39.
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Outlook and SharePoint lists ................... 78 Synchronize document libraries with
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is equipped with tools that make it a
perfect complement to other programs in
the Office 2007 suite. For example, its
integration with Word makes it easy for
multiple people to share and edit a
document; synchronization with Outlook
makes it easy to share events and
contacts.
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Synchronize Lists and
Libraries with Outlook
You don’t always have to log in to a SharePoint site to
check on the status of a list or library. Instead, connect the
list or library to Outlook.
Exercise
• Exercise File: Calendar, New Hires Start event
• Exercise: Synchronize the SharePoint Calendar with
Outlook.
Copy the “New Hires Start” event from the SharePoint
calendar into the Outlook calendar.
Synchronize lists with Outlook
1. Open the list you want to synchronize with Outlook.
Calendars, task lists, and contacts lists are probably
the most common objects to synchronize.
2. Click the Actions button on the taskbar and select
Connect to Outlook from the list.
A Microsoft Office Outlook dialog box appears,
asking to verify that you want to connect the list to
Outlook.
Figure 6-1: The Microsoft Office Outlook dialog box.
3. Click Yes.
The connection takes a few moments to establish.
When the connection is made, the SharePoint list
appears in Outlook, and any changes to the list are
synchronized.
Tip: Notice that the SharePoint list appears as a
new list in the Navigation Pane of Outlook. You
can switch back and forth between your default
Outlook and SharePoint lists by selecting the list
you want to view in the Outlook Navigation Pane.
Copy events, tasks, and contacts between
Outlook and SharePoint lists
You can copy items between connected SharePoint
objects and Outlook. Both SharePoint and Outlook are
updated accordingly.
1. Open the list from which you want to copy an item.
The list can be either a list that’s been connected to in
a SharePoint site, or a list created in Outlook.
2. Click and drag the item from the list to the name of
the list you want to copy the item to in the Navigation
Pane.
Tip: When copying events, you can view both
calendars at once so that events are copied to the
correct dates. Click Calendar in the Navigation
Pane. In the Navigation Pane, click the check box
next to the two calendars you want to view – the
SharePoint calendar and your calendar. When
both calendars are displayed, click and drag
events from one calendar to the other.
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Figure 6-2: When synchronized, the list appears in
Outlook. In this example, calendar appears to the right of
the Outlook calendar.
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Synchronize document libraries with
Outlook
You can also access documents in a SharePoint document
library through Outlook. When a document library is
synchronized, its documents are available in Outlook.
Changes to documents in SharePoint are also updated in
Outlook, as long as Outlook is online.
1. Open the document library you want to synchronize
with Outlook.
2. Click the Actions button on the taskbar and select
Connect to Outlook from the list.
A Microsoft Office Outlook dialog box appears,
asking to verify that you want to connect the
document library to Outlook.
Figure 6-3: The Microsoft Office Outlook dialog box.
3. Click Yes.
The connection takes a few moments to establish.
When the connection is made, the SharePoint list
appears in Outlook.
4. Expand the SharePoint Lists folder and select the
document library.
The documents saved in the library appear. The
documents are synchronized with SharePoint with
Send/Receive.
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Creating a Meeting Workspace
from Outlook
Creating a meeting workspace with a meeting request in
Outlook is a great way to plan a meeting. The message
helps attendees add the meeting to their calendar, while
also providing a link to the meeting workspace where all
the documents and information needed for the meeting are
saved.
Exercise
• Exercise File: None required.
• Exercise: Create a meeting workspace called
“Development meeting.”
1. Open Outlook. Select File → New → Meeting
Request from the menu.
The new meeting request window appears.
Other Ways to Create a New Meeting Request:
Press <Ctrl> + <Shift> + <Q>.
2. Enter the meeting information in the window.
The attendees should appear in the To text box, and
other meeting details such as subject, location and
start and end time should be included.
3. Click the Meeting Workspace button in the
Attendees group of the Meeting tab.
The Meeting Workspace task pane appears. Now
enter information about the meeting workspace.
4. Enter meeting workspace settings into the Meeting
Workspace task pane.
You may have to work differently with the settings,
depending on how they appear in the task pane.
• Setting up a new workspace: Enter the location
where the workspace will be created in the Select
a location text box: click the list arrow and select
Other from the list. Enter the URL where you
want to add the workspace. Then select the
template language and type under the Select a
workspace section. Click OK.
• Previous settings: The settings used previously—
location on the SharePoint site and the template to
be used— automatically appear in the task pane.
To use different settings, click the Change
settings link and choose the options you want to
use to create the workspace.
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Figure 6-4: New meeting request window. The Meeting
Workspace task pane appears when the Meeting
Workspace button is clicked.
Using SharePoint with Office
• Link to an existing workspace: You can also
link the meeting to a meeting workspace that
already exists. Make sure the URL where the
workspace is located appears in the Select a
Location text box. Then click the Link to an
existing workspace option. Click the Select the
workspace list arrow and select the workspace
from the list. Click OK.
When the settings are entered as necessary, create the
workspace.
5. Click the Create button to create a new workspace
using the information (attendees, location, subject)
you have entered in the meeting request window and
the settings in the Meeting Workspace task pane.
After a few moments, the meeting workspace is
created.
The meeting request message is also updated with a
link and information about the meeting workspace.
Tip: Click the Go to workspace link in the
Meeting Workspace task pane to view the
workspace.
6. Complete the meeting request and click Send.
The meeting request is sent to meeting attendees,
with information about the meeting workspace
attached to the meeting.
Figure 6-6: The Meeting Workspace link added to the
Outlook meeting request.
Figure 6-5: The meeting workspace created in
SharePoint.
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Creating a Document
Workspace in Office
Document workspaces are a great way for several people
to collaborate on the production of a document. You can
get the ball rolling even faster by creating a document
workspace right from an Office application. This option is
available in several Office 2007 applications, including
Excel, PowerPoint, Word and Visio.
Exercise
• Exercise File: Management.docx
• Exercise: Create a document workspace called
“Management Agenda.”
1. Open the document you want to use for the document
workspace.
2. Click the Office Button and select Publish →
Create Document Workspace from the menu.
The Document Workspace task pane appears.
3. Enter the title of the workspace in the Document
Workspace name text box.
This will appear in the tab for the site on the Link
Bar.
4. Enter the URL of the document workspace in the
Location for new workspace text box.
This must include the URL for the new document
workspace at the end. For example,
“http://customsrv01/travelagents/mgmt_agenda”
would add the Management Agenda document
workspace to the Travel Agents team site on the
SharePoint server.
Figure 6-7: Creating a new document workspace in Word.
5. Click Create.
SharePoint creates a new document workspace in the
URL specified.
Figure 6-8: A document open from a document
workspace. The Document Management task pane
appears whenever a document is open from a workspace.
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Working with PowerPoint
Slides in SharePoint
Storing slides in a SharePoint library is a great way to
archive and share slides with others on your team.
Exercise
• Exercise File: Marketing Strategy.pptx
• Exercise: Upload slides from the Marketing Strategy
presentation to a slide library in SharePoint.
Copy the slides to a new presentation.
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PowerPoint Professional is required to work with
slides on SharePoint. If you have a standard version
of PowerPoint, you will not be able to use this
feature.
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Microsoft Office SharePoint Server is required to
work with a slide library. Windows SharePoint
Services does not offer this feature.
Upload slides
SharePoint has a specific type of library that is designed
to store and share slides in SharePoint. To add slides to
the library, upload them from your computer.
1. Click the name of the slide library to which you want
to add slides under the Documents section of the
Quick Launch bar.
Other Ways to Open a Slide Library:
Click the View All Site Content link at the top of
the Quick Launch bar and click the slide library
under the Document Libraries section.
2. Click the Upload button on the taskbar and select
Publish Slides from the list.
The Browse dialog box appears.
Figure 6-9: The Publish Slides dialog box.
3. Navigate to the presentation with slides you wish to
upload to the library. Select the presentation and click
Open.
The Publish Slides dialog box appears. Choose the
slides you want to add to the library here.
4. Click the check box next to each slide you want to
add to the slide library.
When the slides you want to add are selected, publish
the slides.
5. Click Publish.
The slides are added to the slide library.
Figure 6-10: Slides uploaded to a slide library.
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Copy slides to another presentation
You can add the slides saved on a slide library from a
presentation to another presentation.
1. Open the slide library in which the slides are saved.
2. Click the check box next to each slide you want to
copy to the presentation.
3. Click the Copy Slide to Presentation button on the
taskbar.
The Copy slides to PowerPoint dialog box appears.
4. Select the presentation to which you want to copy the
slides.
You can copy the slides to a brand new presentation,
or to a presentation that is already open on your
computer.
5. Click OK.
The slides are added to the presentation.
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slides to another presentation; only to upload them to
a slide library.
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Figure 6-11: The Copy slides to PowerPoint dialog box.
Using SharePoint with Office
Export Lists to Excel
Exercise
• Exercise File: Project Tasks list
SharePoint is great for storing and sharing information,
but it doesn’t allow you to analyze the information that it
holds. When you need to analyze information, recruit
Excel’s analytical power by exporting SharePoint’s lists to
Excel.
• Exercise: Export the Project Tasks list to a new Excel
workbook in Table format.
1. Open the list or library you want to export to Excel.
Information about each item or file will be exported
to Excel.
2. Click the Actions button on the taskbar and select
Export to Spreadsheet from the list.
A dialog box may appear, asking you to verify that
you have a SharePoint Services-compatible program
to open the list, such as Excel.
3. Click OK.
The File Download dialog box appears, asking if you
want to open or save the file.
Figure 6-12: Choose if you want to Open or Save the
exported data in the File Download dialog box.
4. Click Open to open the file immediately in Excel.
A dialog box appears, asking if you want to enable
the data connection that exports the list to Excel.
Tip: You may also choose Save to save the file to
your computer.
5. Click Enable.
The Import Data dialog box appears and asks how
you want to view the data in Excel.
6. Select how you want to view the list data and where
the data should be exported to.
By default, the data is shown in table format in a new
workbook.
Figure 6-13: Choose how you want to view the data in
Excel from the Import Data dialog box.
7. Click OK.
The data is shown in Excel. You can now use Excel’s
features and controls to analyze the data from
SharePoint.
Figure 6-14: The list item data exported into a new Excel
workbook.
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Review
Quiz Questions
40.
Changes to list items and documents that are made from Outlook are not updated in SharePoint lists and libraries.
(True or False?) 41.
Which of the following is true? A. Create a new meeting workspace by entering the SharePoint URL where the workspace will be created, and
choosing language and template settings. B. Link an existing meeting workspace to an Outlook meeting request. C. Use the previous settings to create a new meeting workspace. D. All of the above. 42.
New document workspaces cannot be created for which of these applications? A. Word B. Excel C. PowerPoint D. Publisher 43.
Slide libraries work with all versions of PowerPoint. (True or False?) 44.
What kind of list information is exported to Excel? A. Content from items in the list. B. Data about each item in the list. C. You can only export data to Access databases, not Excel. D. Settings used for the list. Quiz Answers
40.
False. Changes that are made to items and documents from lists and libraries in Outlook are updated in SharePoint.
The updates happen with the Send/Receive command in Outlook. 41.
D. All of these are ways to work with meeting workspaces in Outlook meeting requests. 42.
Document workspaces cannot be created in Publisher. 43.
False. Only PowerPoint Professional works with slide libraries in SharePoint. Standard versions of PowerPoint will
not let you work with slide libraries. 44.
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Working with Site Settings ............................... 89 Customizing Site Appearance and Navigation91 Customize a site theme ........................... 91 Customize site navigation ........................ 91 Adding a User to a Group ................................. 93 Working with Groups ........................................ 95 Create a new group ................................. 95 Using an existing group for a site ............ 96 Working with Web Parts .................................... 97 Edit a page ............................................... 97 Add Web Parts to pages .......................... 97 Add Web Parts to pages .......................... 97 88
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Sites settings can be customized and
changed once they are created. This
chapter covers some common site
settings, such as site appearance.
It also covers more advanced settings,
such as assigning permissions to site users
and using web parts.
Note: Only Site Owners (Full Control
permissions) can make the site changes
discussed in these lessons.
Managing Sites
Working with Site Settings
Exercise
• Exercise File: None required.
Each site can be customized and changed after it is
created. Whether you need to change who has access to
the site, how it looks, or you need to delete the site, all of
these options can be found under site settings.
• Exercise: Understand how site settings can be used to
control a site in SharePoint.
1. Click the Site Actions menu button and select Site
Settings.
The Site Settings screen appears.
2. Click the setting you wish to change.
A form appears in which you can change the setting
options.
3. Change the setting options as necessary.
Refer to Table 7-1: Site Settings for more information
about each setting.
4. Click OK.
The site changes to reflect the new site settings.
Figure 7-1: The Site Settings page in Microsoft Office
SharePoint Server 2007.
Table 7-1: Site Settings
Users and Permissions
People and groups
This setting controls who can access the site. Add and remove users from the groups available in the site.
There are three default groups: Site Owners (full control permissions: users can approve content; add
and remove items, lists, and subsites; customize pages and sites and more); Site Members (contribute
permissions: users can view, add, update and delete list and library items); Site Visitors (read
permissions: users can view items but they cannot make any changes to the site).
Advanced permissions
Control the permission levels granted to groups. Create new groups, or change the permission levels
granted to default groups.
Look and Feel
Title, description, and icon
Change the title for the web site. The title appears in the site tab on the Link Bar and in breadcrumb
navigation. Add a description to appear at the top of the site page. Change the
default logo to one of
your choosing. Change the URL used to navigate to the site.
Master page (MOSS)
Review or change settings for the template used for pages in the site.
Navigation (MOSS)
Control the items that appear in the Link bar and Quick Launch of the site. (Items displayed in subsite
navigation items must be controlled in the subsite settings.)
Tree view
Control the left panel of the site: choose if you want to enable the Quick Launch and/or Tree View for
the site.
Site theme
Change the colors and fonts used to display the site content. Subsites and individually themed pages are
not affected by the site theme.
Top link bar and
Quick Launch (WSS)
Use these settings to control navigation on the site. Manage links to site pages in the Top link bar setting.
Manage list and library links and headings in the Quick Launch setting.
Save site as template (WSS)
Use the design of the current team site home page to create a template. This template can then be used to
create new Web sites.
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Table 7-1: Site Settings
Reset to site definition
This feature wipes the slate clean for a page, or for an entire site. Any changes you have made to the
page (added text, modified Web Parts, etc.) are removed, so the page or site appears as it did when it was
first created. This action cannot be undone, and there are no backup copies.
Searchable columns
(MOSS)
Specify columns to be excluded from the search crawl.
Galleries
Master pages
Upload and store master pages here. Master pages are used as templates for sites and pages.
Site content types
Control which the content types for the site and subsites. Content types include types of items available
in lists and document content types.
Site columns
Manage or create the columns that are available in lists in the site.
Site Administration
Regional settings
Specify site settings so they are consistent with your region, such as location, time zone, and time
format.
Site libraries and lists
Customize the design of lists, libraries, discussion boards, and surveys on the site.
Site usage reports
View who is accessing the site and how the site is being used. (The site administrator must enable
services to make this feature available.)
User alerts
Manage the alerts for users on the site. Users can manage their own sites, but site owners can also
manage the alerts for all users in the site with this setting.
RSS
Enable or disable RSS feeds for the site.
Search visibility
Choose whether the site should appear in search results. (Users without permission to view the site
won’t be able to view the site either way.)
Sites and workspaces
Displays the subsites and workspaces the current user can access for the site. New sites can also be
created from this setting.
Site features
Control which features are available on a site.
Delete this site
Use this setting to delete the site and its subsites. This action cannot be undone and the site is not saved
in the Recycle Bin.
Related Links scope settings
(MOSS)
Choose which links are included in the “Related Links” search scope. Any sites that users have added to
the Links list can be included in this search scope.
Content and structure
(MOSS)
Displays the content of the current site, and the structure of the current site and its parent and sibling
sites.
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Customizing Site Appearance
and Navigation
Exercise
• Exercise File: A SharePoint site.
• Exercise: Change the site theme to Classic.
As a site owner, you can control the way a site looks (its
colors and themes) and how it feels (how people navigate
in the site).
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You need the correct permissions to change these
items in a site. You need to need to be either a
member of the Site Owner group (with Full Control
permission level) or part of a group with the Design
permission level.
Customize site theme
Make your site stand out from others by applying a
different site theme. A site theme determines the colors
and fonts used throughout the site. You can do this to
match the mood or attitude of your team to your team’s
site, or to match your company’s or site’s logo.
1. Click the Site Actions button and select Site Settings
from the list.
The Site Settings page appears.
2. Click the Site theme link under the Look and Feel
column.
A preview of the current site theme is displayed next
to a list of other themes that can be used.
3. Select a site theme from the list.
Figure 7-2: Changing the site theme.
A preview of how the color will appear on the web
site is shown.
4. Click Apply to apply the scheme to the site.
The color scheme is applied to the site. Its subsites
are not changed.
Customize site navigation
You can control the site navigation by customizing the
Link Bar and the Quick Launch bar.
1. Click the Site Actions button and select Site Settings
from the list.
The Site Settings page appears.
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2. (MOSS) Click the Navigation link in the Look and
Feel column of the Site Settings page. Select the
option(s) you want to use to control navigation and
click OK.
(WSS) Click the Top link bar or Quick Launch
setting in the Look and Feel column of the Site
Settings page. Select the option(s) you want to use to
control navigation and click OK.
Refer to Table 7-2: Navigation Settings for MOSS
and WSS to determine the options available in both
of these settings pages.
Table 7-2: Navigation Settings for MOSS and WSS
Navigation (MOSS)
Subsites and Pages
(Default) Select Show subsites if you want subsites to be added to the Link Bar. Subsites include any
document or meeting workspaces, blogs, wikis, or even another team site. If pages have been created, the
Show pages option also becomes available, adding new pages to the Link bar.
Sorting
(Default) Select Sort manually so that items are displayed in the order in which they are created. Select Sort
automatically and choose how items are sorted. Sort alphabetically by title, by created date, and by last
modified date.
Global Navigation
(Default) Select Display the navigation items below the current site to display the sites and lists from the
current site in the Link Bar and the Quick Launch bar. Select Display the same navigation items as the
parent site to display the Link Bar that appears on the parent site (the site in which the current site was
created).
Current Navigation
Select Display the same navigation items as the parent site to display the same items that appear in the
parent site’s Quick Launch. Select Display the current site, the navigation items below the current site, and
the current site’s siblings to view the sites involved as sections in the Quick Launch. The items in the current
site are displayed under the current site’s name, and sibling sites (sites on the same hierarchy level as the
current site) are displayed under headings in the Quick Launch. (Default) Select Display only the navigation
items below the current site to display only the lists from the current site in the Quick Launch bar.
Navigation Editing
and Sorting
This section displays all the navigation items in the site. You can reorder the items and choose to hide or
display links and headings in the site’s navigation tools. You can also create, change, and delete the headings
and links using the toolbar in the section, and by right-clicking the heading or link you want to work with.
Top link bar (WSS)
New Link
Click this to add a tab with a link to a page or site on the top link bar. Enter the Web address of the page and the
text that will appear in the tab for the link. Subsites are not automatically added to the link bar when they are
created in WSS; this is the only way to add links to sites on the top link bar.
Change Order
Use this setting to change the order in which links on the top link bar appear.
Use Links from
Parent
Click this button to add links from the top link bar of the parent site to the current site.
Quick Launch (WSS)
New Link
Click this to add a link to a page on the Quick Launch. Enter the Web address of the page and the text that will
appear for the link name. Also choose the heading you want the link to appear under.
New Heading
Add a new heading in the Quick Launch. Include the Web address and text you want to appear in the heading.
Change Order
Change the order of headings and links underneath each heading in the Quick Launch.
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Adding a User to a Group
Exercise
• Exercise File: None required.
To give a user access to a site, add them to one of the
site’s groups. The user will then have access to the site in
accordance with the group’s permission level. For
example, if a user is added to the Site Visitor group, they
can read items and pages in the site, but they can’t change
or add anything.
• Exercise: Add a user to the Site Visitor group.
1. Click the Site Actions button and select Site Settings
from the list. Click the People and groups link.
The People and Groups screen appears. Members of
the selected group are listed.
The other groups that are available in the site are
listed under Groups in the Quick Launch.
Other Ways to View People and Groups:
Click People and Groups in the Quick Launch.
2. Click the New button list arrow on the taskbar and
select Add Users.
The Add Users screen appears. Enter the user(s) you
want to add to the group in the Users/Groups box.
3. Click the Browse button below the Users/Groups
box.
Figure 7-3: The Select People and Groups dialog box.
The Select People and Groups dialog box appears.
Other Ways to Add a User:
Enter the user name, distribution group name, or
e-mail address, separated with semicolons. Use
the Check Names button to make sure the entries
are correct in SharePoint.
4. Enter the user’s name in the Find text box and press
<Enter>.
Users that match the name appear in the dialog box.
5. Select the user to add to the list and click Add.
Tip: Repeat to add multiple users to the group.
6. Click OK.
The user(s) appear in the Users/Groups box.
Now choose the group to which you want to add the
user(s).
7. Click the Add users to a SharePoint group list
arrow and select the group to which you want to add
the user(s).
Figure 7-4: The Add Users page.
All the groups that are available from the site are
listed here.
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Tip: You can also grant a specific permission
level to users.
8. Verify the Send E-Mail settings to the user(s).
SharePoint will send a welcome e-mail to the users,
including links to the site and other information.
Uncheck this option if you do not want the users to
receive the e-mail.
9. Click OK.
The users are added to the group.
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Adding users to groups is recommended because the
groups can give users in the group access other sites.
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To remove a user from a group, view the group and
click the check box next to the user’s name. Click the
Actions button on the taskbar and select Remove
Users from a Group from the list.
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Figure 7-5: The individuals included in the Authors
Members group.
Managing Sites
Working with Groups
Exercise
• Exercise File: None required.
In most cases, the three default groups that are created
with site—Owners, Members, and Visitors—are all that
are needed for managing the users that have access to a
site. But you can also create new groups, and change the
settings for existing groups. This lesson discusses some of
the most common ways to work with site groups.
• Exercise: Create a new site group called “Manager” with
the Design permission level.
Create a new group
Site owners can add new groups for managing users on a
site.
1. Click the People and Groups link in the Quick
Launch bar.
The site groups appear in the Quick Launch bar.
2. Click the New button list arrow on the taskbar and
select New Group from the list.
The New Group page appears.
3. Enter the group settings.
See Table 7-3: Group Settings for more information
on the settings available in this screen.
4. Click Create.
The group is created with the selected settings.
Change group settings
You can change the settings for an existing group.
1. Click the People and Groups link in the Quick
Launch bar.
Table 7-3: Group Settings
Name and
About Me
Description
This information identifies the group. If the
group is used to give users permissions on
another site, that site is automatically added
to the description.
Owner
Designate the group or user that can change
the group, such as add users or delete the
group. The owner can either be an entire
group, or a single user.
Group
Settings
Choose who can view members of the group
(Group Members or Everyone) and who has
permission to add or remove members from
the group (Group Owners or Group
Members).
Membership
Requests
Choose whether you want to allow users to
request to join or leave the group. If requests
are accepted, choose how requests are
handled.
Give Group
Permission to
this Site
Specify the permission level granted to this
group. To deny access, make sure none of the
check boxes are selected.
The SharePoint screen opens to one of the site’s
groups. Other site groups are listed in the Quick
Launch bar.
2. Click the name of the group you want to change in
the Quick Launch bar.
The users that have been added to the group are
listed.
3. Click the Settings button on the taskbar and select
Group Settings from the list.
The Change Group Settings screen appears.
4. Change the group settings as necessary.
See Table 7-3: Group Settings for more information
on the settings available in this screen.
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5. Click OK.
The changes are applied to the group.
Using an existing group for a site
Once a group is created and users have been added to the
group, the group can be used to give users access to other
sites. The group will have the same settings, such as
permission level, and the same members in the new site.
1. Open the site to which you want to give the group
access.
2. Click People and Groups in the Quick Launch bar.
The groups and people for the current site appear in
the Quick Launch.
If no groups appear in the Quick Launch, no groups
have been set up for the site.
3. Click Groups in the Quick Launch. Click the
Settings button on the taskbar and select Set Up
Groups from the list.
The Set Up Groups for this Site page appears. There
are three types of groups you can assign to the site by
default: Visitors, Members and Owners.
Tip: This page also automatically appears when
the site is created and the unique permissions
option is selected.
4. Click the Use an existing group option and select the
group you want to use for that permission level.
All the available SharePoint groups are displayed in
the list.
5. Click OK.
The groups are set up for the site and all the
SharePoint groups are displayed.
If an existing group is added to the site, this
information is updated in the group description.
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Figure 7-6: Setting up groups for a site.
Managing Sites
Working with Web Parts
Exercise
• Exercise File: nst_logo.jpg
Web parts are an easy way to customize and work with
pages in SharePoint. Web parts are like built-in pieces of
web pages that are put together to make a web page. You
can create pages from web parts, and change how web
parts work in an existing page.
• Exercise: Replace the image on the home page of the team
site with the nst_logo.jpg image.
Edit a page
Site owners can change how pages look by modifying and
editing the web parts that make up the page.
1. Open the page you want to change.
2. Click the Site Actions button and select Edit Page
from the list.
The page enters edit mode, where you can edit the
page’s contents. Any web parts that are used in the
page are visible here.
Other Ways to Modify a Web Part :
Click the list arrow on the right side of the web
part and select Modify Shared Web Part from
the list.
3. Click the Edit button for the Web Part you wish to
change and select Modify Shared Web Part.
Figure 7-7: Modifying an image web part.
A task pane appears along the right side of the
window with options for modifying the web part. The
options that are available in the task pane change
depending on the web site being edited.
4. Change the web part settings as necessary and click
OK.
The task pane closes and the changes are previewed
in Edit Mode.
5. Click the Exit Edit Mode link in the upper right
corner of the page.
The page is displayed with the changes made to the
web part.
Add Web Parts to pages
You can add information to a page by adding more web
parts. (This is most effective in pages that already use web
parts.).
1. Open the page to which you want to add a web part.
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2. Click the Site Actions button and select Edit Page
from the list.
The web parts on the page are displayed in Edit
Mode.
3. Click Add a Web Part at the top of a web part page
column.
The Add Web Parts dialog box appears.
4. Click the check box next to the web part(s) you wish
to add to the page.
There are many different web parts you can add,
including lists and libraries that have been created for
the site.
5. Click Add.
A preview of the web part is added to the page. You
can now modify the web part to change how it
appears, if necessary.
6. Click Exit Edit Mode in the upper right corner of the
page.
The web part(s) are added to the page.
Figure 7-8: The Add Web Parts dialog box.
Managing Sites Review
Quiz Questions
45.
Which of these settings are not available on the Site Settings page? A. Home page logo B. Title, description, and icon C. People and groups D. Delete this site 46.
The site theme changes the colors used in the site. (True or False?) 47.
Who can access a SharePoint site? A. Anyone that is part of the organization’s e-mail system. B. Users that go to the site and register for an account. C. The organization’s managers and stakeholders. D. Users that have been added to the site’s groups. 48.
What are the three default site groups? A. Managers, Users, Visitors B. Owners, Managers, Guests C. Owners, Members, Visitors D. Administrators, Members, and Guests 49.
You can change the appearance of a page by modifying its web parts. (True or False?) 98
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Quiz Answers
45.
A. Home page logo is not a site setting. 46.
True. The site theme changes the colors that are used in the site. 47.
D. Users who have been added to a site’s groups have permission to view the site. 48.
C. Owners, Members, and Visitors are the three default site groups. 49.
True. You can change the appearance of a page by modifying its web parts. County of Berks
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Index
A alerts ............................................................................... 18
deleting ...................................................................... 19
items and documents .................................................. 18
lists and libraries ........................................................ 18
announcements
adding ........................................................................ 31
B blog
creating ...................................................................... 65
reading ....................................................................... 69
subscribing to RSS ..................................................... 70
blog post
commenting ............................................................... 69
writing ........................................................................ 67
breadcrumb navigation.............................................. 11, 12
C calendar
adding an event .......................................................... 35
list views .................................................................... 34
views .......................................................................... 34
check out and check in ................................................... 54
contacts
adding ........................................................................ 32
D discussion board
adding a topic ............................................................. 41
replying to a topic ...................................................... 42
viewing a topic ........................................................... 41
discussion boards ............................................................. 9
document workspace
creating ...................................................................... 71
creating in an Office application ................................ 82
documents
adding a version ......................................................... 57
checking in ................................................................. 54
checking out ............................................................... 54
creating new ............................................................... 48
editing ........................................................................ 53
opening ...................................................................... 53
uploading ................................................................... 49
versions ...................................................................... 56
E events
adding ........................................................................ 35
adding recurring ......................................................... 36
copying to Outlook .................................................... 78
Excel
exporting lists ............................................................. 85
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G groups
changing settings ........................................................ 95
creating new ................................................................ 95
setting up for a site ...................................................... 96
H help ................................................................................. 16
browse for help ........................................................... 16
search for help............................................................. 16
I items
adding ......................................................................... 25
adding images to a description .................................... 52
announcements ........................................................... 31
contacts ....................................................................... 32
deleting ....................................................................... 28
editing ......................................................................... 25
events .......................................................................... 35
links ............................................................................ 33
tasks ............................................................................ 38
L libraries ............................................................................. 9
adding an image .......................................................... 51
check out and check in ................................................ 54
copying slides into PowerPoint................................... 84
creating ....................................................................... 46
creating a new document ............................................ 48
synchronizing with Outlook........................................ 79
types of ....................................................................... 47
uploading a document ................................................. 49
uploading multiple documents .................................... 49
versioning ................................................................... 56
working with slide libraries and PowerPoint .............. 83
link bar ............................................................................ 12
adding links................................................................. 91
Link bar........................................................................... 11
links
adding ......................................................................... 33
lists .................................................................................... 9
adding a column .......................................................... 26
adding items ................................................................ 25
creating ....................................................................... 23
creating a list view ...................................................... 26
deleting ....................................................................... 28
editing items ............................................................... 25
exporting to Excel ....................................................... 85
synchronizing with Outlook........................................ 78
types of ....................................................................... 24
logging in ........................................................................ 10
M meeting workspace
creating ....................................................................... 73
creating in Outlook ..................................................... 80
linking to an event ...................................................... 73
types of ....................................................................... 74
milestones ....................................................................... 39
MOSS
navigation settings ...................................................... 91
site settings ................................................................. 89
O Office applications
creating a document workspace .................................. 82
Outlook
copying events, tasks, contacts ................................... 78
creating a meeting workspace ..................................... 80
synchronizing lists and libraries ................................. 78
P permission levels ............................................................ 13
contribute .................................................................... 13
design.......................................................................... 13
full control .................................................................. 13
limited access.............................................................. 13
read ............................................................................. 13
pictures
uploading .................................................................... 51
PowerPoint
copying slides from SharePoint .................................. 84
working with slide libraries ........................................ 83
project task list
viewing ....................................................................... 37
Q quick launch.................................................................... 12
Quick Launch
adding links ................................................................ 91
Quick Launch bar ........................................................... 11
R Recycle Bin .................................................................... 17
delete an object permanently ...................................... 17
restore an object .......................................................... 17
RSS ................................................................................. 70
S search .............................................................................. 15
Search box ...................................................................... 11
search scope .................................................................... 15
Search Scope .................................................................. 11
SharePoint
access .......................................................................... 10
introduction .................................................................. 9
window ....................................................................... 11
site
accessing..................................................................... 10
Site Actions menu ........................................................... 11
site settings ..................................................................... 89
site theme........................................................................ 91
sites
adding users ................................................................ 93
creating groups ........................................................... 95
customizing navigation ............................................... 91
customizing site theme ............................................... 91
deleting ....................................................................... 90
site settings ................................................................. 89
web parts..................................................................... 97
sites and workspaces......................................................... 9
sorting ............................................................................. 14
T task list
viewing ....................................................................... 37
tasks
adding ......................................................................... 38
milestones ................................................................... 39
updating ...................................................................... 40
tree view ......................................................................... 12
U users
adding ......................................................................... 93
V versioning
viewing version history .............................................. 57
versions........................................................................... 56
View All Site Content ..................................................... 12
views............................................................................... 14
W Web part ......................................................................... 11
web parts
adding ......................................................................... 97
editing ......................................................................... 97
Welcome user menu........................................................ 11
wiki
adding a page .............................................................. 63
creating ....................................................................... 61
editing a page.............................................................. 64
viewing ....................................................................... 63
WSS
site settings ................................................................. 89
top link bar and Quick Launch settings ...................... 91
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