Chapter 4

Getting a New View

In This Chapter

arrow Knowing when to create a view

arrow Understanding view formats

arrow Working with various views

arrow Managing views that already exist

arrow Displaying views by using Web Parts

As I explain in Chapter 3, SharePoint creates web pages that you use to create and edit list items, such as tasks and calendar events. SharePoint also lets you create additional pages, or views, that you can use to customize the display of your information. In Excel, you might hide rows and/or columns to create a new view of the data. In a database, you may query only certain fields and use criteria to create a specific snapshot of data. The concept is similar here.

Common reasons for creating new views include showing only active items, only tasks associated with a certain person, only documents in a certain category, and so on. These views help users find or focus on certain data in the list without having to see everything, all the time.

An important and related topic to views is Metadata ...

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