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Upload Multiple Documents with Windows Explorer and SharePoint

You can use the familiar Windows Explorer to copy and paste documents into a document library from SharePoint 2010. To access the Windows Explorer folder of a document library: [more…]

Upload Documents into Folders with SharePoint 2010

You can use folders within your SharePoint 2010 document libraries as a means to organize your documents. So maybe you have a document library and you have a subset of files that only supervisors should [more…]

SharePoint 2010 Edit Menu

SharePoint 2010 provides two methods for working with documents. Each document has an Edit menu that you can use to take some action on that document, such as checking it out for editing. The Ribbon also [more…]

Edit a Document's Properties in SharePoint 2010

Within SharePoint 2010, you can use a document’s Edit menu or the Ribbon to view and edit a document’s properties. By default, SharePoint 2010 asks only for these three properties: [more…]

Check Documents In and Out with SharePoint 2010

The Ribbon in SharePoint 2010 displays many of the same document actions as the Edit menu. One of the advantages of using the Ribbon is that you can use it to take actions on multiple documents at once [more…]

Recover Deleted Documents through SharePoint 2010

SharePoint 2010 delivers on the promise that software has been making for years to make users more productive. Although that’s not always true, one feature of SharePoint that truly delivers is the Recycle [more…]

SharePoint 2010 List Types

SharePoint 2010 provides many kinds of lists that you can use to track information. A list is similar to an Excel spreadsheet or a table in Access database. Unlike a spreadsheet that is blank when you [more…]

Create New Lists in Your SharePoint 2010 Team Site

Although a SharePoint 2010 team site has a few lists created for you — Announcements, Tasks, and Discussion Board — you usually want to create your own list to match the needs of your team. [more…]

How to Change a List's Name in SharePoint 2010

After you create a new list in SharePoint 2010, if you set the list’s web address, you may want to change the list’s name to something friendlier.

With the list you created open in the browser, do the following [more…]

Use the SharePoint 2010 Ribbon to Manage Lists

All SharePoint 2010 lists display the Ribbon at the top of the list. You can use the SharePoint Ribbon to access the common tasks used for working with lists. These include creating new items, editing [more…]

How to Enter Data in SharePoint 2010 Lists

Some primary tasks you perform in SharePoint 2010 are entering, editing, and viewing your data in a SharePoint list. The kind of list you’re using doesn't matter; the steps for performing the tasks are [more…]

Customize List Forms in SharePoint 2010

When you add, edit, and view items in your SharePoint 2010 list, the items display in a set of web forms. Each list automatically creates one list form for each of these tasks — a New Form, Edit Form, [more…]

Take SharePoint 2010 Lists Offline

You may not always find it convenient or possible to work with SharePoint 2010 lists in the browser. Sometimes you aren’t connected to the network. Sometimes working in the browser is just a pain. To work [more…]

Plan and Create Custom Lists in SharePoint 2010

When you plan your SharePoint 2010 custom list, identify the columns you need and think about the type of data that each column contains. Planning a custom list is similar to starting a new spreadsheet [more…]

Add Columns to SharePoint 2010 Lists

A new custom list in SharePoint 2010 displays a single text Title column. The list also contains several behind-the-scenes columns that you can’t see, such as ID and Version. To make the custom list your [more…]

Column Types in SharePoint 2010

Columns in SharePoint 2010 are used to store data, and unlike a spreadsheet, you need to define the type of column as you create it. For those that work with databases, this is a familiar concept. [more…]

Validate Data Entry in SharePoint 2010

Column validation options are new to SharePoint 2010 lists and allow you to define additional limits and constraints for your data. For example, you may want to ensure that a value in one Date column occurs [more…]

Title Column in SharePoint 2010 Custom Lists

Unlike SharePoint’s predefined lists, your custom list has only one column when you first create it — the Title column. Unfortunately, you can’t delete the Title column or change its data type, but you [more…]

Import a Spreadsheet as a List in SharePoint 2010

Already have data in a spreadsheet that you want to be a SharePoint 2010 list? You're halfway there! Before you start, make sure you do the following: [more…]

Calculated Columns in SharePoint 2010

Calculated columns are especially powerful for automatically generating data. Don’t be intimidated, the web is full of great formula examples for SharePoint 2010 calculated columns. Some common uses include [more…]

Create a Standard View in SharePoint 2010

The most common kind of view you create in a SharePoint 2010 list or library is a public, Standard view. A public view can be used by anyone to view the contents of a list or library. [more…]

Choose Columns for Your View in SharePoint 2010

When you choose the columns to display in your SharePoint 2010 view, you see many columns that are usually behind the scenes, including Edit menu options. These include [more…]

Filter Lists with Views in SharePoint 2010

You can use the filtering options of views to limit the items displayed with SharePoint 2010. You can choose which columns to filter on and how to apply the filter. You can use filters to display lists [more…]

Editing Options in SharePoint 2010

In SharePoint 2010, you can configure your views so that they aren’t just views — they can be used for data entry as well. SharePoint 2010 has added new options to improve the data entry experience. The [more…]

Manage List Data in a SharePoint 2010 Datasheet View

Datasheet views in SharePoint 2010 are great for performing bulk updates on list items and document properties in a library. A Datasheet view displays a list in a spreadsheet. Datasheet views work only [more…]

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