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Snazzy Summary Links

Posted by sharepoinTony on February 19, 2010

Here is one way to let your users add style to their Summary Links web part.

Step 1 – go to SharePoint Layout Images

and check out the SMALL images/icons list.  Choose some that you want to make available to your users.

Step 2 – Make a list (or an faq, a KB article, or whatever method you use to communicate and help your users) of those icons including the path needed to use them.

I chose to create a table with a very short description in one column and the url path in another column.  For example I have:

Icon Description Icon URL Path
yellow star /_layouts/images/star.gif
push pin /_layouts/images/lg_icpinned.gif

Step 3 – Let your users know that they can use the URL Path from that list in their Summary List Web Part – in the Image URL field for a link.  If the Style chosen for the link is any of the “image” options then the icon will appear with their link.

This allows your users to make their links more snazzy without increasing the size of your picture libraries.

I suggest using the little web/globe icon as a standard for external links  to provide both a uniform feel and informative option to link icons (/layouts/images/csweb.gif).

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SoCalSharepoint User Group Thursday

Posted by sharepoinTony on February 16, 2010

The next meeting is this week, Thursday Feb. 18th. Topics are BI for SharePoint 2010 and Silverlight 3. For more details check out http://www.socalsharepoint.com/default.aspx

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