Microsoft Office Tutorials and References
In Depth Information
In the Web Parts section of the ribbon bar are buttons related to web parts (mostly List
View web parts). The first is, intuitively enough, the Web Parts button. To select a web part
(or built-in web part template) to insert, click the Web Part button. It will drop down a web
part workspace (that will push the rest of the page farther down) beneath the ribbon bar, as
you can see in Figure 5.6.
The web part
E X P L O R I N G T H E W E B P A R T W O R K S P A C E
The workspace has three columns: Categories, Web Parts, and About The Web Part. Existing
web parts (that means web parts that are built in, web parts that occur whenever a list or library
is created, or web parts you import to the page or site collection web part gallery) are organized
under categories (some of which don’t really make sense to me). If you select a category, such as
Lists And Libraries, it will display the web parts available for that category in the Web Parts
column. And if a web part is selected (usually the top one is by default), it will display a little blurb
about it in the About The Web Part column.
Also in the About The Web Part column is the Add button and the currently useless Add The
Web Part To selection field. The only option in the field is Rich Content because that’s all there
is to a wiki page. That control becomes more useful when you are working on a true web part
page because the zones are more clearly defined. With a wiki page, the zones are just columns
defined as the layout in the wiki page itself and therefore can’t really be “seen” by the workspace
(that’s why clicking where you want the web part to go first is so important—otherwise, you’ll
be doing a lot of dragging and dropping).