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SharePoint 2010 Essential Training

Deleting a Web Part


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SharePoint 2010 Essential Training

with Simon Allardice

Video: Deleting a Web Part

The flip side of course of adding Web Parts to your page is if you start to add a lot of them and your page gets a little busy, you may want to get rid of them. Well, how do you do that? Well, there are a couple of different ways here and they're quite different from each other. When I have a Web Part on my homepage or indeed any page, I'll often see that I have a triangle drop-down menu here. Now, this allows me to do what's called minimize. And if I click Minimize, it breaks me down to just the title bar of the Web Part. And this is one way we could at least make this a bit more presentable, that I could minimize and then restore the different Web Parts and have that, but that's not really what I'm after.
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  1. 1m 16s
    1. Welcome
      1m 16s
  2. 16m 34s
    1. What is SharePoint?
      8m 9s
    2. SharePoint roles
      2m 5s
    3. Accessing SharePoint
      4m 48s
    4. The SharePoint product line
      1m 32s
  3. 44m 55s
    1. What is a team site?
      2m 43s
    2. Navigating a team site
      9m 41s
    3. Using team site lists and libraries
      11m 38s
    4. Editing the home page
      9m 31s
    5. Adding a Web Part
      6m 19s
    6. Deleting a Web Part
      5m 3s
  4. 10m 53s
    1. What is a Document Workspace?
      4m 2s
    2. Creating a Document Workspace
      4m 3s
    3. Deleting a Document Workspace
      2m 48s
  5. 6m 3s
    1. What is a Meeting Workspace?
      2m 7s
    2. Creating a Meeting Workspace
      2m 40s
    3. Deleting a Meeting Workspace
      1m 16s
  6. 36m 3s
    1. Exploring the available lists
      5m 30s
    2. Creating a custom list
      8m 44s
    3. Creating a custom view
      6m 43s
    4. Working with libraries
      6m 18s
    5. Using versioning and Check In/Check Out
      8m 48s
  7. 45m 55s
    1. SharePoint and Word
      6m 6s
    2. SharePoint and Outlook
      7m 38s
    3. SharePoint and Excel
      3m 54s
    4. SharePoint and Access
      2m 58s
    5. SharePoint and InfoPath
      11m 42s
    6. SharePoint and PowerPoint
      3m 46s
    7. SharePoint and Visio
      6m 20s
    8. Using SharePoint Workspace
      3m 31s
  8. 32m 8s
    1. What is a site collection?
      3m 56s
    2. Creating a site collection
      6m 35s
    3. Creating a new site
      6m 29s
    4. Customizing a site
      7m 47s
    5. Creating a site template
      7m 21s
  9. 13m 53s
    1. Understanding permissions
      3m 33s
    2. Adding a user to a site
      5m 14s
    3. Deleting a user from a site
      1m 39s
    4. Creating a new security group
      3m 27s
  10. 31m 54s
    1. Using out-of-the-box workflows
      11m 1s
    2. Creating your own workflows with SharePoint Designer
      15m 20s
    3. Creating your own workflows with Visio
      5m 33s
  11. 40m 36s
    1. Using site templates
      5m 49s
    2. Using the web content management features
      10m 40s
    3. Using master pages
      3m 37s
    4. Creating an Enterprise Wiki
      7m 14s
    5. Sharing an Access database with Access Services
      7m 19s
    6. Working with rich media
      5m 57s
  12. 53m 9s
    1. Managing documents and records
      3m 0s
    2. What are content types?
      4m 22s
    3. Creating a content type
      11m 30s
    4. What are document sets?
      2m 12s
    5. Creating document sets
      7m 49s
    6. Creating a Document Center
      4m 37s
    7. Creating a Record Center
      8m 25s
    8. Defining information management policy
      11m 14s
  13. 15m 42s
    1. Using personal and social features
      7m 28s
    2. Creating a SharePoint blog
      2m 48s
    3. Personalizing SharePoint with tags and notes
      5m 26s
  14. 21m 22s
    1. Searching in SharePoint
      4m 26s
    2. Creating a Search Center
      8m 4s
    3. Customizing Search with keywords
      3m 30s
    4. Customizing Search with scopes
      5m 22s
  15. 47m 18s
    1. Using Excel Services
      10m 12s
    2. Creating a Business Intelligence Center
      3m 5s
    3. Using PerformancePoint Services
      12m 3s
    4. Using status indicators
      8m 10s
    5. Using the Chart Web Parts
      6m 33s
    6. Using Business Connectivity Services (BCS)
      7m 15s
  16. 1m 3s
    1. Goodbye
      1m 3s

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SharePoint 2010 Essential Training
6h 58m Beginner Jun 24, 2010

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In SharePoint 2010 Essential Training, author Simon Allardice demonstrates the full feature set in SharePoint 2010 and the necessary skills to be a SharePoint site administrator. The course shows how to use SharePoint, create sites and site collections, and plan and design sites and portals. It also covers Office integration, security and permissions, and advanced features such as document management and business intelligence.

Topics include:
  • Understanding a SharePoint team site
  • Navigating lists and libraries
  • Creating Document Workspaces
  • Using versioning and check-in/check-out
  • Integrating with Office 2010 applications
  • Adding and deleting users
  • Creating workflows
  • Working with server site templates
  • Creating a wiki and a blog
  • Working with rich media
  • Managing documents and other content
  • Sharing information with charts and status indicators
Subjects:
Business Collaboration
Software:
SharePoint
Author:
Simon Allardice

Deleting a Web Part

The flip side of course of adding Web Parts to your page is if you start to add a lot of them and your page gets a little busy, you may want to get rid of them. Well, how do you do that? Well, there are a couple of different ways here and they're quite different from each other. When I have a Web Part on my homepage or indeed any page, I'll often see that I have a triangle drop-down menu here. Now, this allows me to do what's called minimize. And if I click Minimize, it breaks me down to just the title bar of the Web Part. And this is one way we could at least make this a bit more presentable, that I could minimize and then restore the different Web Parts and have that, but that's not really what I'm after.

What if I want to get rid of the Web Part? Well, I'm first going to restore these back to the way they were before, not that I really have to, but I'd like to. I'm going to come up to the Ribbon and shift into the Edit Page mode. Now, this time when I click that drop -down option, I actually get another option here called Delete. So before I was in the Edit mode, I only had the Minimize option. Now I have the Delete option as well. Well, let's say I delete that one. "You're about to permanently delete this Web Part." "Are you sure you want to do this?" Yeah, I'm sure.

And I could come down and delete this Calendar one. Delete that one too. Yup, I'm sure I want to do that. Delete the Vendor List as well. I'm sure I want to do that. Now, what often worries people here is they think, "well, did I just delete the list?" And the answer is absolutely not, you didn't delete the list. You just deleted the Web Part. What do I mean by that? Well, if I save the changes I made to that page, we've got a very dull page now here. But if I go back to my All Site Content, I can see that I still have a Shared Documents library.

I have a Vendor list. I have a Calendar. My Calendar still exists. The only difference is back on my homepage of this team site, I just don't have a Web Part here that shows it. If I want to re-add that, I'll do the same process. I'll shift into Edit mode. I'll click my cursor where I want to add the Web Part. I'll say Insert a Web Part, and I can say yes, I'll do it from an existing list. I want to insert my Calendar one again. Find the Calendar and click Add. Again, the Web Part itself is not representing the data.

The Web Part is just a window to that data. I'm going to save those changes. So while deleting Web Parts usually isn't all that impactful, because you can just add them in again, the only thing to be aware of is that with some Web Parts you can actually do a fair amount of customization. Let me show you an example of one of those. I'm going to shift back into my Edit Page Mode and Insert from the regular Web Part list, click Web Part, and for example as I start to browse through the other available Web Parts, and we'll see quite a few of these as we go through the rest of the course, things like business data, which you may or may not have based on the license of SharePoint.

This is only available in the Advanced Enterprise license. We have things like Content Rollup that includes RSS Viewers and Site Aggregator. We have a Media and Content section. That includes a Silverlight Web Part and an Image Viewer and a Content Editor. Well, let's say for example, I add the Content Editor Web Part. This is a very simple Web Part. This isn't actually representing a list or a a library. This is just a really straightforward way of getting some stuff onto your page.

In fact, it says, "Edit this Web Part to add content to your page." And if I click the little drop-down button, I see I've got my Minimize option, my Close option, my Delete option, and my Edit Web Part option. Well, what's that one? You'll see this on quite a few Web Parts. And when you select it, what often happens is you'll have this right-hand section will appear. This will look different depending on the Web Part that you're editing and it's asking you here, do you want to link to a text file? I have the option to change the appearance, such as the title.

Right now it says Content Editor. Whatever I type in here will change the text shown over here. We have things like the height and the width. We have Layout. We have advanced options about whether you allow it to be minimized, or exporting data, or give it a title URL. So there are a bunch of different settings that we can change about a Web Part. And the thing to be aware of is if you make a lot of customizations to a Web Part and then decide to delete it, well, you might have spent quite a while making all those customizations and you've just lost them all.

So that's really the only thing to be aware of with Web Parts. It's not that there's a really big problem with deleting them and re-adding them. It's just if you've taken some time to change it, to customize it, which you often can do, and the more complex Web Parts you get into, the more time you'll spend doing that, then that's what you need to be aware of when deleting Web Parts.

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Q: In the "Adding a user to a site" movie, the instructor shows how to add a user to SharePoint and demonstrates by adding a user named “gini.” But gini is already set up and recognized by SharePoint. What if I have no users set yet? How can I add someone?
A: SharePoint doesn't store a separate user database; it wants to be pointed to an existing source of users, like Active Directory. If you don't have that, you need to first add your new users as local accounts on the Windows box you installed SharePoint on. Only then will you be able to give them permission on a SharePoint site.
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