Microsoft Office Tutorials and References
In Depth Information
The finished page will show the links as the page names in a different color than the rest of
the text, indicating to the reader that they should click them.
If you create a wiki link to a page that doesn’t exist, the library will indicate the link is empty
by putting a dotted line under it. When you click it, it will try to get you to create the page and
its content.
Editing a Wiki Page
Editing an existing wiki page isn’t as intuitive. No matter how you select a page in the View All
Items page, the Edit Documents button on the Documents ribbon will remain grayed out.
To edit a wiki document, you first have to open it (you are already on the page you just
created); then click the Edit button (the paper and pencil to the left of the Browse tab), or click the
Page tab in the top ribbon bar and then click the Edit button on the ribbon.
That will put the page back into edit mode so you can do more work there.
Wiki pages can also be edited in SharePoint Designer if you want by clicking the down
arrow on the Edit button in the Documents ribbon and selecting Edit In SharePoint Designer
from the menu.
For this version of SharePoint, there is no explicit wiki site template, but you can use the
Team Site template and just replace the home page with a Welcome To The Wiki Library Home
page. That will focus the users’ attention on that library and its documents.
The Form Library
This library doesn’t get a lot of press because it requires Microsoft, more specifically InfoPath
Filler, to be installed locally on the user’s computer (unless you have an InfoPath Forms Server
on your network). However, if you are using InfoPath extensively at your company, you might
want to take a look at it.
This library is created like any other:
1. Get to the Create page (go Site Actions, go More Options, or go to the All Site Content
page and click Create).
2. From the Create page, click the Form Library link.
The New page has your standard fields for library creation (including incoming email, oddly
enough). It even has a Document Template field, but the only option is to use an InfoPath form
template. That is because the template is just a holder, and you will need to use InfoPath to
publish a form template up to the library. Forms are usually considered templates , and when people
ill out a form, it is considered a form instance .
After you create your library (my example is CompanyForm), it will look like any other. All
the settings are generally the same, but there is also a Relink Documents To This Library setting
on the library’s Settings page, because it is not uncommon for forms to become unlinked from
their parent template.
To use the library, you must first publish a form template to the library. If you are using
InfoPath 2010, it comes in two flavors: Designer and Filler. Designer is used to create InfoPath
forms, and Filler is used to, well, ill them out. Users would only need InfoPath Filler to use
the library.
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