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  Asked By: Lavanya    Date: Nov 29    Category: Sharepoint    Views: 2323

I will be creating on online manual, and I'm looking for samples or
ideas on how to tie in a TOC into a SharePoint (v2003) Document
Library. The manual will also need to be printable for a master hard
copy manual.



2 Answers Found

Answer #1    Answered By: Alycia Everett     Answered On: Nov 29

Here's my idea:

Split the manual  into multiple documents by chapter/section, and save each
of them to a document  library. This library  should have a custom field
defined for "Section" or "Chapter" that you populate when you save every
document. You can then create views for the library that will have
individual displays of the documents filtered by the Section/Chapter field
contents (i.e. show only documents where Chapter = Chapter 1, which would be
just one document). This way uses the view list in document libraries as a
table of contents.

You could also populate a Content Editor Web Part with an HTML/Rich Text TOC
that have links to the individual documents so that you can display your TOC
outside of the document library, perhaps on the home page of the Windows
SharePoint Services site or Topic/Area that is hosting the document library.

Unfortunately, this will not give you the ability to print out the entire
manual, but you could also have a copy of the entire manual saved as one
document for this purpose.

Answer #2    Answered By: Kaila Hahn     Answered On: Nov 29

I like your idea! I will have to create a few sample sites to see
what works best.

I have been toying with using this type of concept. I would create a
custom list/document form for our specific required metadata. I
think I will combine your idea, Eric and this WSS FAQ concept. The
printed manual  will be the difficult part.


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