Advanced Settings in SharePoint 2010 - dummies

Advanced Settings in SharePoint 2010

SharePoint 2010 Advanced settings include many powerful configuration options for libraries and lists including allowing for content types, search visibility, allowing for folders, or datasheet view.

  • Content Types: Allows you to add and remove content types associated with the list or library.

  • Document Template (library only): Allows you to specify the default template, such as a Word or PowerPoint template, that is used when someone clicks the New button to create a new document.

    You can also associate document templates with content types. So you can use multiple content types with a library to associate multiple document templates.

  • Opening Documents in the Browser (library only): Allows you to determine the behavior of the browser when someone clicks on a document to open it.

  • Custom Send to Destination (library only): This is a great option that lets you add your own web address to the Send To menu on a document’s Edit menu. Your SharePoint administrator can also add global addresses that appear in the Send To menu in every document library.

    The Send To command sends a copy of your file to another location, such as another team site where you want to share the document.

  • Folders: Indicates whether users can create new folders in the library. You can turn this off so people don’t go folder crazy. You can always turn it on so you can create folders when necessary and then turn it back off.

  • Search: Specifies whether items in the list or library should appear in search results.

  • Offline Client Availability: Allows you to specify whether users of desktop client software, such as Word and Excel, can browse to the library.

  • Site Assets Library (library only): Allows you to designate the library as a Site Assets library, which makes it easier for users to browse to the library to find multimedia files.

  • Datasheet: Allows you to specify whether users can edit the items in the list or library using the datasheet view.

  • Dialogs: By default, list and library forms launch in a dialog box. This option lets you specify that forms should open in the browser window as a page instead of a dialog box.

In addition, list advanced settings include item-level permissions and attachments.