How to manage Custom Views in SharePoint?

Topics: SharePoint Tips, SharePoint Library, SharePoint Team Site

Ready to learn new SharePoint tips and tricks? This week’s SharePoint Tips let users customize the appearance of the modern website, and to star rate documents and items based on user feedback. Also, learn about the search options, and permissions required to perform the customizations.

How to Create Custom Views in SharePoint?

Easily customize the appearance of your modern site in SharePoint 

  • Go to 'Wheel Menu' at the top
  • Choose 'Change the look'
  • Pick the preferred theme from the pane
  • Go to 'Customization' link for further customization

Rate and Like items and documents in SharePoint

Enable the like and rate feature in SharePoint to list documents and items based on the user feedback. 

  • Click 'Wheel Menu' and choose 'Library Settings' or 'List'
  • Select 'Rating Settings'
  • Enable the option by choosing the 'Yes' radio button
  • You can choose to rate the items with either 'Likes' or 'Star Ratings'

A column with likes/hearts will appear in the list and library if you have chosen the 'Likes'. If 'Star Rating' is your choice, then a 5-star rating scale will appear instead of the heart icon.

What are the search options available in SharePoint?

Here are some of the most impressive search options of SharePoint and what it will produce.

  • Site Search box - It can be used to search current site and all subsites.
  • Search box in the document library - It can be used to search a particular list or library.
  • SharePoint home search - It can be used to search all of SharePoint and also user's OneDrive.
  • Office 365 Home Search - Yet another place to do a global search

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What are the basic permissions required to customize SharePoint sites?

  • Right to add and customize pages
  • Right to apply style sheets
  • Right to apply border, themes etc.