Working with Views - Exercise

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Working with Views - Exercise

Working with Views

Duration: 15 to 25 minutes.

In this exercise, you will work with list and library views. You will test the default views that come with list and library templates.

  1. Explore the default views of the Tasks list.
    1. Click the Tasks list link within the Quick Launch menu.Quick Launch with Tasks link circled
    2. Select the desired view from the links along the top of the list or additional views available by clicking the ellipsis button.Tasks list breadcrumbs views

      The views are security trimmed. This means that, if the account does not have permissions to create or modify a view, those options will not be listed.

    3. Click the My Tasks link from the list views menu. The Tasks list will now be filtered to show only tasks that are assigned to you.
    4. Take a few minutes to click on each of the different views available in the Tasks list.
  2. Explore the default views of the Calendar list.
    1. Click the Calendar list link within the Quick Launch menu.Quick Launch with Calendar link circled
    2. The calendar list does not display the views from the main Calendar view. To choose alternate views, click the Calendar tab to open the toolbar.Calendar tab toolbar.
    3. Click the All Events link from the list views menu. Calendar views list.
    4. The Calendar list will now display all events in a more traditional list-like table view. Calendar All Events view.
    5. Take a few minutes to click on each of the different views available in the Calendar list.
  3. Explore the default view of the custom Favorite Cars list.
    1. Click the Favorite Cars list link within the Quick Launch menu.Quick Launch with Tasks link circled
    2. Click the ellipsis button next to the All Items link to open the Favorite Cars list views menu.Favorite Cars views menu

      Alternatively, you can use the List tab in the List Tools. There is a Manage Views group on the Favorite Cars tabs toolbar.

    3. Note that the current view, All Items is the only view created by default for lists based on the Custom List template.
  4. Explore the default view of the Documents library.
    1. Click the Documents library link within the Quick Launch menu.Quick Launch with Shared Documents link circled
    2. Click the ellipsis button next to the All Documents link to open the Documents library views menu.Shared Documents library Breadcrumbs views menu

      Alternatively, you can use the Library tab in the Library Tools. There is a Manage Views group on the Documents tabs toolbar.

    3. Note that the current view, All Documents is the only view created by default for libraries based on the Document Library template.
  5. Explore the default views of the Site Pages library.
    1. The Site Pages library link is not listed on the Quick Launch menu by default. To get to Site Pages, click the Site Contents link first.Quick Launch with Site Contents link circled
    2. From the Site Contents page, click the Site Pages link. Site contents.
    3. Click the ellipsis button to open the Site Pages library views menu.Site Pages library Breadcrumbs views menu

      Alternatively, you can use the Library tab in the Library Tools. There is a Manage Views group on the Library tabs toolbar.

    4. Click the Created By Me link from the library views menu. The Site Pages list will now display only pages that the account you are logged in with has created or modified.

      Since you have probably not yet created or modified any of the pages in the Site Pages library, the filtered view will be empty. Later in the course, you will be creating and modifying in the Site Pages library.

    5. Take a few minutes to click on each of the different views available in the Site Pages library.
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