Microsoft Office Tutorials and References
In Depth Information
FIGURE 5.9
Edit Web Part
option in Relevant
Documents
dropdown menu
THE INCREDIBLE MISSING OPTIONS
When you click the down arrow in the title bar of a web part when the wiki page is not in edit mode,
you will have the option to minimize (which collapses the web part into its title bar, making larger
web parts much easier to drag and drop), export (if the web part can be exported; web parts unique
to the site, like lists, cannot), or edit the web part.
But if the page is in edit mode, the drop-down menu will also display the options to delete the web
part (this is a permanent deletion of the web part, it does not go to the Recycle Bin) and create a
web part connection (if there is a web part on the page with common fields to connect the two;
otherwise, that option will be grayed out). If the page is a web part page, the down arrow menu for
the web part will also include Close. This closes the web part from the page but parks it in a closed
web part category for the page (and only for that page) in the web part workspace in case you want to
return it later. Closing is gentler than deleting and still removes the web part from the page without
deleting it altogether. Later in the chapter you’ll see how to close and restore a web part.
2. To edit the settings of the web part, you select Edit Web Part from the menu. If you click
that option in the web part title bar’s drop-down menu, it’ll open a web part tool pane
(Figure 5.10). (It may take a moment to open.) The tool pane takes up a few inches of the
right side of the window, so it will shove everything to the left.
The tool pane contains setting sections that vary depending on what the web part is for.
Generally, though, most web parts have the following sections because they contain settings
relevant to the appearance, layout, or allowed actions on (or by) the web part while on the page.
 
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