Microsoft Office Tutorials and References
In Depth Information
active, and then click the View Item button; or click the item’s title link while on the
content page for the list.
In the View Item form box for that item’s contents, you’ll see the data you entered for this
new item earlier, in the fields Title, Body, and Expires (which in my case is blank). Notice
at the bottom of the form, in Figure 6.5, that there is also other item information not
contained in an editable field—the name of the person who created or modified the item, as
well as the item’s create and modify dates.
The View Item
On this View Item form, there is an abbreviated ribbon containing buttons for editing the
item, managing its permissions, deleting it, or creating an alert. Because version history is
not enabled for this list, the Version History button is grayed out.
2. To close the item and go back to the list, click Close. This will take you back to the
Editing a List Item
As an example of how to edit a list item, you’ll now edit the new Announcement list item you’ve
1. To begin, you can select the item and click Edit Item in the Items ribbon bar, or you can
click the down arrow in the Title column for the item and select Edit Item from the
2. This page illustrates that there can be more fields of data for an item than may be
displayed in a list view. In the Edit Item box, enter yesterday’s date in the Expires field.
(Feel free to enter your birth date instead of yesterday’s date—but I’m not volunteering
mine.) Notice the Edit ribbon bar for the box just as there was for viewing or creating a
new item, and if you click in the Body field, as expected, ribbon tabs for editing come up
(Figure 6.6). Click OK.