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Self Help Documents: Microsoft SharePoint Designer

 
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Opening Your Student Web Site in SharePoint Designer 2007
This twelve minute video shows the steps necessary to connect to your web files either by mapping a drive to Tiger (both on and off-campus) or connecting directly through SharePoint Designer. It will also show you how to begin the creation of your website.
Movie Tutorial
File & Folder Management with SharePoint Designer 2007
This program demonstrates how to work safely and efficiently with the files and folders that comprise a student website using Microsoft SharePoint Designer. The video covers locating, opening, and closing files; creating pages and folders; renaming, deleting, moving, and copying files and folders; importing files; recovering deleted files; and making "working copies" of important pages.
Movie Tutorial
Page Development & Hyperlinking in SharePoint Designer 2007
This program demonstrates how to build a web page using Microsoft SharePoint Designer. The video covers inserting and formatting text, image and hyperlinks.
 

SharePoint Designer (SPD)

SharePoint Designer
SharePoint Designer - Basics
This self-help document will orient you to the SharePoint Designer program. You will learn how to open a site, create a new page and publish your site.
SharePoint Designer
Mapping a Network Drive
A quick way to always access your site is to map a network drive to your local PC. This will ensure that every time you login, your network drive contents (website) will be available to you for quick editing.

Working with Tables in SharePoint Designer
Learn how to insert and format a table, format cell properties and how to delete a table in this document.

Creating New Pages in SharePoint Designer
This document will show you how to create new pages, set a page title, rename a page, move a page and delete a page.

Insert Text
Learn how to add and change text, format text and format spacing in SharePoint Designer.

Insert an Image
This document will show you how to insert an image, format an image and some best practices and useful resources.
SharePoint Designer Web Publishing from MS SharePoint Designer for Faculty/Staff
Learn how to publish, open and edit your site on the faculty/staff Web server Pages using Microsoft Sharepoint Designer (the heir apparent to FrontPage at TU).
SharePoint Designer Web Publishing from MS SharePoint Designer for Students
Learn how to publish, open and edit your site on the student Web server Tiger using Microsoft SharePoint Designer (the heir apparent to FrontPage at TU).

Adding a Hotspot in SharePoint Designer
This document will show you how to add a hotspots in your web pages so you can have multiple links on the same image.

Creating Folders in SharePoint Designer
This document will show you how to create a new folder, move a folder and delete a folder in your website in order to keep your files organized.

Adding an Email Link in SharePoint Designer
Learn how to add an email link in your website.
SharePoint Designer
Resetting the Tiger Account
Recently the Tiger Server was updated. As a result, there is one final step in the publishing process. In this self help document you will learn how to reset your Tiger account and publish your page to the web.
SharePoint Designer
Arranging Images Using CSS
In addition to the ability to insert images, Sharepoint Designer can place images in specific parts of the page - when using CSS for placement. In this self help document you will learn how to artfully arrange images and create appropriate padding using CSS.
SharePoint Designer
Creating Hyperlinks in SharePoint Designer
This document will show you how to add links to your website both to other pages in your site and to outside websites. In addition, it will show you how to add anchor links and remove a link.

Creating Link Bars with Cascading Style Sheets
In this self-help document, you will turn an unordered list (bulleted list) into a navigational link bar.
SharePoint Designer
Multi Column Layouts with CSS
Creating a Multi Column layout using a table style in Front Page was relatively easy. However, now that tables are no longer used to layout web pages, users have to rely on Cascading Style Sheet (CSS)  to create containers (<div> regions) to place their content. In this self help document, you will learn how to create containers and place them in a multi column layout using CSS.
Creating Web Buttons using CSS
Cascading Style sheets allow users to format the text and surroundings to their liking. In this self-help document, you will learn how to use CSS to convert a <p> or <ul> element into an interactive web button.
Understanding the Box Model
To truly grasp the concept of CSS, a user must have a thorough understanding of the Box Model Concept. This self-help document will explain the concept of the Box Model and how it is applied when creating a page using CSS.
SharePoint Designer: Scrolling Marquee
A scrolling Marquee is a single line of text that scrolls across the site. You can adjust settings to allow it to scroll continuously, or limit the scroll to a number of times. Additionally, you can provide a different background color and have the text scroll back and forth.
SharePoint Designer: Table of Contents
A Table of Contents is a quick and easy way to give users a way to navigate around a website. When used correctly, the Table of Con-tents can appear on a separate page allowing the end user to quickly find what they are looking for.

 
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