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SharePoint 2007: The Definitive Guide by Christopher J. Regan, Piotr Prussak, Christopher Pragash, Joris Poelmans, Nilesh Mehta, Jason Medero, Michael Lotter, Murray Gordon, Bob Fox, Christopher M. Buechler, James Pyles

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Creating a SharePoint Discussion Board

The default discussion board called Team Discussion is created when you install MOSS 2007. If you need only a single discussion board, you can use the default board right away.

Using the Default Discussion Board

  1. On your site, you can access the default discussion board by performing one of the following actions:

    • On Quick Launch, click Team Discussion, as shown in Figure 11-1.

    • Click View All Site Content and then click Team Discussion.

  2. To change the default name for the board, click Settings and select Discussion Board Settings from the menu, as in Figure 11-2.

  3. Under General Settings, click "Title, description and navigation," then modify the title and description fields with the desired content, as illustrated in Figure 11-3.

  4. Click Save to exit the General Settings page, and then click the new name of the discussion board to return to the board.

When you return to your site's main page, you'll see links to both the default Team Discussion list and the new list in Quick Launch if you set them up to appear there.

Using Quick Launch to open a discussion board

Figure 11-1. Using Quick Launch to open a discussion board

Selecting discussion board settings

Figure 11-2. Selecting discussion board settings

Modifying the default discussion board settings

Figure 11-3. Modifying the default discussion ...

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