A Web Part Page is a special type of page on a SharePoint site that contains one or more Web Parts. A Web Part is an independent component that can be reused, shared, and personalized by all users who have permission to access it. Web Parts are the basic building blocks of a Web Part Page; each Web Part occupies its own rectangular area within the page.
For example, the home page of a newly created team site contains four Web Parts. Three of them display the default lists: Announcements, Calendar, and Links. The fourth Web Part displays a Windows SharePoint Services logo.
Web Part Pages often contain several Web Parts that can be connected together if necessary. By using Web Parts, you can organize disparate information and consolidate data-such as lists and
For more information on Web Part Pages, refer to Chapter 15 , “ Working with Web Parts .”
The Links Web Part can
For more information on how to add items to a list, refer to Chapter 4 .
In this exercise, you will modify the title of the Links Web Part on the home page of the team site.
OPENthe SharePoint site home page, such as http://wideworldimporters . If prompted, type your user nameand password, and then click OK.
BE SURE TO verify that you have sufficient rights to modify the Web Parts. If in doubt, see the Appendix on page 435.
1. From the Site Actions menu, choose Edit Page .
The page is displayed in the Edit mode: the Web Parts on the page are shown in the two rectangular zones with the light blue background. In addition, an orange bar is displayed on top of each Web Part.
2. In the Links Web Part, open the Edit menu located at the top left of the Web Part and choose Modify Shared Web Part .
Links Web Part
is displayed with the orange dashed line
3. In the Web Part tool pane, open the Appearance area by clicking a plus sign ( + ) to the left of it.
4. In the Appearance area, in the Title box, delete the current Web Part title Links and type the new title Wide World Importers Links . Leave all other settings unchanged.
5. Click Apply . Verify that the new title is displayed in the Web Part title bar.
6. Click OK in the Web Part tool pane to confirm that you’ve finished editing this Web Part.
7. At the top right of the home page, below the Site Actions menu, click Exit Edit Mode .
The modified Web Part is displayed on the home page.
CLOSE the browser.
The Recycle Bin in Windows SharePoint Services provides two-stage protection against accidental deletions. When you delete a document or other item from the Windows SharePoint Services site, it is deleted from the site and moved to the site’s Recycle Bin, where it can be restored if needed. If you then delete this item from the site’s Recycle Bin, it is moved to the site collection’s Recycle Bin. From there, the document can be either restored to its original location or deleted.
By default, the site’s Recycle Bin holds the items for 30 days. Your SharePoint administrator can modify this setting.
In this exercise, you will delete and restore a document from the Recycle Bin.
OPENthe SharePoint site in which you’d like to delete and restore a document. This exercise uses the http://wideworldimporters/travel site, but you can open any site you wish. If prompted, type your user nameand password, and then click OK.
1. In the left navigation panel, click All Site Content .
2. On the All Site Content page, under Document Libraries , click the library from which you’d like to delete a document, such as Shared Documents .
3. On the Shared Documents page, hover the mouse over the document you’d like to remove. Click the down arrow to open the document menu and choose Delete.
4. Click OK in the confirmation box when it appears.
The document has been deleted from the Shared Documents library.
5. At the bottom of the left navigation panel, click Recycle Bin . The Recycle Bin page appears.
6. On the Recycle Bin page, select the document you have just deleted by clicking the check box to the left of the document name. Then, to restore the document to its original location, click the Restore Selection option on the Recycle Bin page toolbar.
7. Click OK in the confirmation box when it appears.
The document has been restored.
8. To navigate back to the Shared Documents library, return to the site’s home page by using either the link on the content navigation breadcrumb or the top link bar, and then click Shared Documents from the left navigation panel. Verify that the document has been restored.
CLOSE Internet Explorer.
If an item has been deleted accidently from site’s Recycle Bin, it can be restored from the Recycle Bin of the site collection. In this exercise, you will restore the document that has been removed from the site and its Recycle Bin.
OPEN the SharePoint site in which a document to be deleted and restored is residing. If prompted, type your user name and password, and then click OK.
BE SURE TO have permissions to manage the top-level site. If in doubt, see the Appendix on page 435.
1. Using Steps 1-5 from the previous exercise as a guide, delete the document from the Shared Documents library, and then go to the site’s Recycle Bin page.
2. On the Recycle Bin page, select the document by clicking the check box to the left of its name. Then, click the Delete Selection option on the Recycle Bin page toolbar.
3. Click OK in the confirmation box when it appears. The document has been removed from the site’s Recycle Bin.
4. Go to the top-level site by clicking the first link on the global navigation breadcrumb.
5. On the home page of the top-level site, from the Site Actions menu, choose Site Settings .
6. On the Site Settings page, under the Site Collection Administration area, click Recycle bin.
7. On the Site Collection Recycle Bin page, in the left navigation area under Select a View , click Deleted from end user Recycle Bin .
8. Select the document you have just deleted by clicking the check box to the left of the document name, and then click the Restore Selection option.
9. Click OK in the confirmation box when it appears. The document has been restored to its original location.
Navigate to the home page of the
CLOSE Internet Explorer.