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SharePoint 2007 Collaboration For Dummies Cheat Sheet

From SharePoint 2007 Collaboration For Dummies

By Greg Harvey

To successfully work in SharePoint 2007 you need to know your way around the SharePoint site’s home page. Take advantage of using keyboard shortcuts and work to overcome the challenges of successful collaboration in SharePoint.

Basics of the SharePoint Site’s Home Page

The typical home page of a SharePoint site uses the Team Site template, which contains two main zones of content: Left and Right Web Part Zones. This template calls for several elements that allow you and your team members to easily navigate the site.


SharePoint 2007 Keyboard Shortcuts

Use keyboard shortcuts to make collaborating in SharePoint 2007 easier, whether you’re on the general site, lists, or library page. Check out some SharePoint shortcut keystrokes and their resulting actions:

General Site Keyboard Shortcuts
Keys to Press Result
Alt+1 Selects the Home Site tab
Alt+3 Selects the View All Site Content link
Alt+6 Selects the Help button
Alt+/ (forward slash) Selects the Actions button
Alt+S Selects the site’s Search box
Alt+L Selects the site’s Welcome menu button
List and Library Page Keyboard Shortcuts
Keys to Press Result
Alt+N Selects New menu
Alt+C Selects Actions menu
Alt+I Selects Settings menu

Obstacles to Successful SharePoint Collaboration

Using SharePoint alone is one thing, working as a team is another. Ensure a successful SharePoint collaboration by keeping in mind the challenges you and your team will face and how to overcome them:

  1. Teams need to clearly understand their responsibilities in order to have any chance of achieving the goals of the collaboration.

  2. Behind every successful team there needs to stand an effective team leader.

  3. Teams have to have easy access to the information they need to make decisions and get their work done.

  4. A team is only as strong as its weakest member.

  5. You’re never going to respond to a message you never receive.

  6. You can’t begin to deal with issues until someone tells you that they’re there.

  7. Issues always come up when people work closely together — it’s how they’re resolved that counts.

  8. The open give and take of ideas is often what sparks real creativity in the group.

  9. Tasks that don’t get assigned in a timely manner don’t have any chance of getting done by their due dates.

  10. You can’t measure the success of the collaboration if you can’t measure your teams’ performance.