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Microsoft® Office SharePoint® Designer 2007 Step by Step

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The smart way to learn Office SharePoint Designer 2007—one step at a time! Work at your own pace through the easy numbered steps, practice files on CD, helpful hints, and troubleshooting tips to master the fundamentals of building customized SharePoint sites and applications. You’ll learn how to work with Windows SharePoint Services 3.0 and Office SharePoint Server 2007 to create Web pages complete with Cascading Style Sheets, Lists, Libraries, and customized Web parts. Then, make your site really work for you by adding data sources, including databases, XML data and Web services, and RSS feeds. You’ll even learn how to create workflows and applications with custom forms, templates, and dashboards to enhance your team’s productivity. With STEP BY STEP, you can take just the lessons you need or work from cover to cover. Either way, you drive the instruction, building and practicing the skills you need, just when you need them! Includes an easy-search companion CD with hands-on practice files, a complete eBook, and more!

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Table of Contents

  1. Microsoft® Office SharePoint® Designer 2007 Step by Step
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  3. A Note Regarding Supplemental Files
  4. Acknowledgments
  5. Information for Readers Running Windows XP
    1. Managing the Practice Files
    2. Using the Start Menu
    3. Navigating Dialog Boxes
  6. Features and Conventions of This Book
  7. Using the Book’s CD
    1. What’s on the CD?
    2. Minimum System Requirements
      1. Step-by-Step Exercises
      2. Server Computer
    3. Installing the Practice Files
    4. Using the Practice Files
    5. Removing the Practice Files
    6. Using the .stp Site Templates
    7. Removing the .stp Site Templates
    8. Deleting a Practice Site
  8. Getting Help
    1. Errata & Book Support
    2. Getting Help with SharePoint Designer
    3. We Want to Hear from You
    4. Stay in Touch
  9. 1. Introducing SharePoint Designer
    1. Understanding SharePoint Designer
    2. Using SharePoint Designer to Carry Out Common Tasks
    3. Understanding Windows SharePoint Services
      1. Site Definitions
      2. Site Collections
      3. Sites Infrastructure
    4. Exploring a SharePoint Site
    5. Understanding the Relationship Between Windows SharePoint Services and SharePoint Server 2007
    6. Considering Complications of Upgrading Customized SharePoint Sites
    7. Key Points
  10. 2. Working in SharePoint Designer
    1. Exploring the SharePoint Designer Workspace
    2. Using Toolbars
    3. Using Task Panes
    4. Creating a SharePoint Site Hierarchy
    5. Deleting a SharePoint Site
    6. Key Points
  11. 3. Customizing a Web Page
    1. Exploring a Web Page
    2. Inserting Text, ScreenTips, and Hyperlinks
    3. Inserting Web Components
    4. Inserting Images
    5. Adding Client-Side Interactivity
    6. Creating a Table Layout
    7. Changing the Default Page for a Web Site
    8. Resetting to a Site Definition
    9. Key Points
  12. 4. Creating and Modifying Web Pages
    1. Creating a Basic Meeting Workspace Site
    2. Creating a Web Part Page by Using a Browser
    3. Creating an ASP.NET Page
    4. Inserting a Web Part Zone
    5. Adding a Web Part and Modifying Web Part Properties
    6. Attaching a Master Page
    7. Creating a Web Page from a Master Page
    8. Deleting a Web Page
    9. Key Points
  13. 5. Working with Lists and Libraries
    1. Creating a List
    2. Creating a List View Web Part
    3. Customizing a List View Web Part
    4. Modifying a Built-In List View Page
    5. Creating a List View Page
    6. Modifying a Built-In List Form Page
    7. Key Points
  14. 6. Working with Data Views
    1. Creating Data Views
    2. Customizing Data Views
    3. Applying Conditional Formatting
    4. Using XSLT
    5. Allowing Insertions, Deletions, and Updates
    6. Using CAML
    7. Converting a List View Web Part to a Data View Web Part
    8. Deploying Web Parts
    9. Key Points
  15. 7. Working with Data Sources
    1. Using the Data Source Library
    2. Working with XML Data
    3. Connecting to an RSS Feed XML File
    4. Connecting to an RSS Feed Server-Side Script
    5. Connecting to an XML Web Service
    6. Using Linked Sources
    7. Displaying the Contents of a List on Another Site
    8. Connecting Web Parts
    9. Key Points
  16. 8. Using Controls in Web Pages
    1. Inserting and Modifying Controls
    2. Using Standard ASP.NET Controls
    3. Using ASP.NET Validation Controls
    4. Using SharePoint Data View Controls
    5. Using SharePoint Server Controls
    6. Key Points
  17. 9. Working with Master Pages
    1. Understanding Master Pages
    2. Customizing a Master Page
    3. Changing the Default Master Page
    4. Managing Content Placeholders and Content Regions
    5. Resetting a Master Page to the Site Definition
    6. Key Points
  18. 10. Changing the Look and Feel of Pages by Using Cascading Style Sheets
    1. Understanding the CSS and Color-Coding Options
    2. Identifying Styles in Cascading Style Sheets
    3. Creating, Modifying, and Deleting Styles
    4. Using the Style Application Toolbar
    5. Creating and Attaching CSS Files
    6. Understanding CSS Inheritance in SharePoint
    7. Using CSS Reports
    8. Key Points
  19. 11. Managing Web Content in a SharePoint Server Environment
    1. Understanding Web Content Management Enhancements in SharePoint Server 2007
    2. Understanding the Page Model
    3. Creating a Page Layout
    4. Modifying a Page Layout
    5. Restoring an Earlier Version of a Page Layout
    6. Detaching and Reattaching a Page Layout
    7. Key Points
  20. 12. Understanding Workflows
    1. Working with Workflows
    2. Creating a Workflow
    3. Using Conditions and Actions
    4. Verifying and Deploying a Workflow
    5. Modifying a Workflow
    6. Creating a Multi-Step Workflow
    7. Deleting a Workflow
    8. Key Points
  21. 13. Building a Windows SharePoint Services Application
    1. Customizing a Site
    2. Creating a Site Template
    3. Exploring a Site Template
    4. Testing a Site Template Solution
    5. Key Points
  22. 14. Managing SharePoint Sites
    1. Configuring Contributor Settings
    2. Identifying Contributor Settings
    3. Creating Reports
    4. Backing Up and Restoring Sites
    5. Exporting and Importing Sites
    6. Copying Lists and Libraries Between Sites
    7. Copying Documents Between Sites
    8. Key Points
  23. 15. Understanding Usability and Accessibility
    1. Understanding Usability Issues
    2. Choosing Color Schemes
    3. Understanding Accessibility Standards and Legal Issues
    4. Generating Accessibility Reports
    5. Generating Other SharePoint Designer Reports
    6. Key Points
  24. SharePoint Designer Workflow Conditions and Actions
    1. Conditions
    2. Actions
      1. Core Actions
      2. List Actions
      3. Task Actions
  25. Glossary
  26. About the Author
  27. Index
  28. About the Author
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