Microsoft Office Tutorials and References
In Depth Information
What you are viewing here is different from most View Item pages, because the discussion
item is really a folder content type, which contains the reply items. Therefore, when you click
View Item from the drop-down menu for a discussion item, it shows you the discussion’s
metadata or properties . But if you actually click the discussion’s subject (which is usually a link to
view an item), it opens the discussion folder and shows you the items it contains. In this case,
the discussion folder will show some of the fields of its properties (these were added to the
default view of the folder to give context to the replies) and the discussion’s replies. As you can
see in Figure 6.53, both the discussion topic and the reply are displayed, but you can still view
the properties of either item by clicking their View Properties link.
While you are viewing the discussion and can see the reply, notice that the view is Flat in the
View menu. There is also a Threaded view, which indents the replies so you can see whether
someone is replying to a reply or to the original discussion.
A Tasks list actually has several nifty traits. Task items demonstrate Choice fields, the People
And Groups field, a multiple-selection lookup field, two date fields (to create a start and end
range), and a folder-based content type (like the Discussion list), in addition to the standard
To get to the prebuilt Tasks list on a Team Site, click the Tasks link under the Lists heading
in the Quick Launch bar. This list can create two kinds of tasks for this version of SharePoint: a
Task item and now a Summary Task item.