Synopses & Reviews
Any situation where people need to work together online is a situation for Microsoft SharePoint. SharePoint is a component of Windows 2003 that enables organizations to construct web sites specifically for information sharing and collaboration. Within these sites, individuals can capture and share ideas, plus work together on documents, tasks, contacts, and events.
The SharePoint Office Pocket Guide from O'Reilly gets you collaborating with others in this format immediately. It covers the ins and outs of SharePoint's key tools in plain, easy-to-follow language. Within minutes, you'll understand how to: determine which web site template is best for youcustomize the design and content of the site's various pagesupload documents for all team members to seeadd public announcementssend alerts to team members so they know when existing documents have been changedadd links to other external sitestrack work itemscall meetings from within Office 2003add new members to the siteThanks to SharePoint, you'll discover that emailing is no longer the most efficient way to share files. In fact, you may never need to zip files together again, which also means an end to files that bounce back because they're too large. SharePoint renders all of this aggravation obsolete.
If you want more information than the average SharePoint user, then the SharePoint Office Pocket Guide is an essential addition to your personal library. By increasing your team's productivity, SharePoint takes the dead out of deadline. And this handy reference guide shows you how to get it done.
SharePoint Office Pocket Guide is the quick path to sharing documents and building lists. Written specifically for users of Microsoft Word, Excel, and Outlook, it covers the ins and outs of SharePoint clearly and concisely. Within minutes, you'll understand how to:
- Create team sites, document libraries, and shared workspaces.
- Add web parts to create custom pages.
- Build searchable libraries of PDF files.
- Link local copies of Word and Excel files to SharePoint workspace copies.
- Reconcile changes from multiple authors.
- Review document history.
- Use the Explorer Views to drag-and-drop files into SharePoint quickly.
- Create data lists that look up values from other lists (look-up tables).
- Group, total, and filter list items using views.
- Use InfoPath form libraries to collect data.
You get the how and why of the top tasks without the tedious menu-by-menu walkthroughs that take hundreds of pages but add little value. SharePoint Office Pocket Guide
also includes a guide to online resources that expand your knowledge of specific topics.
About the Author
Jeff Webb has written about computers and technology for the past 20 years. His most recent book for O'Reilly, Excel 2003 Programming: A Developer's Notebook, joins other current titles such as Using Excel Visual Basic for Applications (Que), Visual Basic Developer's Workshop, and Developing Web Applications with Visual Basic .NET (both Microsoft Press). Jeff has also written programming guides, articles, and sample applications for Microsoft and Digital Equipment Corporation.
Table of Contents
Chapter 1: Why Use SharePoint?; 1.1 Introduction; 1.2 Types of Sites; 1.3 Parts of a Page; 1.4 What Software Do You Need?; Chapter 2: Start with SharePoint; 2.1 Adding Members; 2.2 Changing Pages; 2.3 Adding Content; 2.4 Setting Client Security; Chapter 3: Share Meetings with Outlook; 3.1 Creating a Meeting Workspace; 3.2 Sharing Contacts; Chapter 4: Workspaces with Excel; 4.1 Sharing Workbooks; Chapter 5: Document Libraries with Word; 5.1 Adding Documents to a Library; 5.2 Creating New Documents; 5.3 Adding Document Properties; 5.4 Searching for Documents; 5.5 Searching Within PDFs; Chapter 6: Gather Data with Lists or InfoPath; 6.1 Building a Lookup Table; 6.2 Creating a Data List; 6.3 Adding Totals, Groupings, and Filters; 6.4 Building Form Libraries; Office Version Compatibility; Online Resources;