Microsoft Office Tutorials and References
In Depth Information
Figure 5.1) the items in the list would be displayed, and an Add A New Item link that will take
you to the new item page for that list.
IT’S ALL JUST A LIST TO ME
Only one kind of web part displays the contents of libraries and lists, and that’s the List View web
part. There is no library view web part, probably because a library is just a list with a focus on the
documents attached to record.
If you move your mouse over the Shared Documents web part (especially in the title bar
area), you’ll see that the title bar sort of activates, showing you a check box on the right side and
a down arrow.
The down arrow will give you a menu offering you options to manage the web part on the
page (Figure 5.2). The options will vary depending on whether you are allowed to edit the web
part or change its state. For example, the Minimize option rolls up the web part content to the
title bar like a window shade, and when the web part is minimized, the Restore option returns
it to full size. This menu can have more options depending on whether you are editing the web
part or just looking at, as we are now.
Documents web part
Next to that drop-down menu is a check box. It indicates whether the web part is selected. If
you select the check box—in fact, if you click the web part at all—it selects the web part and
triggers the top ribbon bar to offer the Library Tools toolset of ribbons, assuming you actually want
to work in the library from the home page (Figure 5.3). If the web part were based on a list, the
List Tools toolset would appear instead.