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Beginning SharePoint® 2007: Building Team Solutions with MOSS 2007 by Shane Perran, Amanda Murphy

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7.3. Using the Various SharePoint Web Parts

Now that you know the basics of working with Web Parts, it's time to find out what Web Parts SharePoint has to offer. Each SharePoint Web Part is designed to aid in the display of content or information on your website. Some Web Parts display information based on the SharePoint site or environment, such as the Table of Contents Web Part, which is a navigational tool to display links to sites, lists, and libraries. Other Web Parts, such as the Content Editor Web Part you used in the previous section, can be configured to include content that users enter. Then there are Web Parts that work in combination with other Web Parts to control how a page displays information, such as the Filter Web Parts.

The previous section discussed operations that were common to most Web Parts. This section introduces each of the different Web Parts as well as some of the unique characteristics of each.

7.3.1. List and Library Web Parts

Some of SharePoint's best collaborative features are the lists and libraries where teams can store and organize documents. Each time you create a list or library, SharePoint creates a corresponding Web Part in the gallery so you can place a view of the list or library on any Web Part page. This empowers you to channel information to key locations of your site where they make the most sense. For example, you may have a custom page on your site for reporting outstanding tasks. Therefore, you can add a Web Part of the tasks list ...

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