Microsoft Office Tutorials and References
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You might’ve noticed that the Announcements – New Item form has its own abbreviated ribbons.
The Edit ribbon, for editing the item, contains the following:
A Commit section, with Save and Cancel buttons.
A Clipboard section, with Paste, Cut, and Copy buttons.
An Actions section, with only one button, Attach File. This makes sense (not as the only action
button) because the list showed a paper clip attachment heading on the content page.
If you click in the Body field of the Announcements – New Item form, you’ll see an Editing Tools
toolset come up (not to be confused with Edit), with tabs for typing in the Body field. This is because
Body is an enhanced content field, and like the Content Editor web part, the text can be formatted,
tables and images can be inserted, and so on. You’ve seen those ribbons before, so I am not going to
list their buttons here. Most forms have their own abbreviated ribbon bar, letting you do several
of the tasks you can do with the ribbons out on the list itself.
2. I am going to use Welcome to the site! for the title of my new announcement. The body of
the text is going to welcome new members, which you can write yourself.
Below the Body field is the Expires field, which controls the length of time this
announcement is visible in the web part. If you leave its Expires field blank, the announcement will
always be displayed in the Announcements web part on the home page.
3. Because this is a welcome announcement, I don’t want it to expire, so leave the Expires
field blank, and click Save (either the Save button at the bottom of the box or the Save
button in the Edit ribbon) to go back to the Announcements list.
In the Announcements list, a new item is displayed (see Figure 6.3) for my new
announcement. Notice that the Body field of the list item is not displayed in this view.
There is also no Expires field listed.
A new
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