Announcement is a list that you can publish news from your company or
community.Here is how we can create it:
First click on "Site Actions" and then choose "More Options"
A new Dialog windows will appear:
Choose Announcement here and give it a name like "News" or
"Announcements" much likely suitable.
If you don't see Announcements , check here(List
You may wish to have a look at "More Options".I advice you
to look at it when you create a new object.
If you want this Announcement to appear in Quick Launch
If you don't,click No.
Then Click "Create" and lets see our Announcement list
This is our Announcement list,it looks like a normal List as
you can see.
Now lets add some Announcements to our List and lets see
Click Add New Announcement
This screen tells us to add a Title,Body and Expire Date.
In the Title you will need to add the Header of your
In Body,you will need to give more details about
In Expires,you will need to give a specific and acceptable Date at which this
Announcement will expire.
Why would we give an Expire Date?
Maybe theres a Promotion Product you wish to publish and let know with
everyone.And by giving a Expire Date,you're telling at Sharepoint 2010 that
"this Announcement will be publishing until this date.Then remove it from our
And as it happens.
If you don't give any Expire Date,it wont expire any time.
Lets add some values:
And save it!
Whenever you add a new Item to any List,Library or any
object,it will display a new icon
next to it.Nice for recognizing if an item has been added recently or not.
Now click on the "Welcome" Item,and lets view the
Announcement in a new window
A How can I show this Announcement in the homepage?
For that first you will need to navigate to HomePage:
There are 4 ways to do this:
1 ) Click
"Home" Menu item above the Quick Launch Menu:
This is the first way to do this.
2 ) Click "Home" at SiteMap above the
Quick Launch Menu:
3 ) Click "Browser" icon and choose "Home":
4 ) Manual Way :)
Ok.After giving some useful information for you,lets create
edit HomePage and then Insert a WebPart that will display our Announcements
Get to the Page tab in Ribbon Menu and choose Edit Page:
It will show us some boxes named "Add Web Part" links on it.
Its your choice whether displaying Announcements Left or
Click one of the Links named "Add a Web Part"
A new Panel will be seen above:
Here you have "Categories" and "WebParts" Panels.Each
category have different WebParts within.
Remember we have created an Announcement List named "News"
before.The News you see is the "News" we have created.Choose it and click Add.
We have successfully created it!
Now click "Stop Editing" icon to publish this List.
This is our Announcement List displaying in our Home Page.
To Edit this List,you need to select the Item and choose
List or Item in Ribbon Menu.If you want to edit the selected Announcement
Choose Item -> Edit Item.
Announcements can be useful for sharing news or announcements with
the public and your students