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Adding or Changing a Graphic

As this is your own personal view of your SharePoint team site, you might want to add an inspirational picture of your next vacation spot, or clip art clues to what's in each zone.

In my example, I removed the built-in image space called the Site Image that comes with team site template. By default, this is the Windows logo shown in Figure 1, but you'll probably find that someone changed it to your company's logo. I decided I wanted a different image in that spot, so I clicked the down arrow and closed this web part. It was automatically stored in the gallery, should I feel some need to replace it at a future date.

To add a new image web part from a web parts gallery, follow these steps:

  1. Open the gallery you want (Modify My Page, Add Web Parts, Browse).
  2. Select Image Web Part from the gallery list, determine the zone in which you want the part to appear, and click Add (see Figure 8).
    Figure 8

    Figure 8 Select Image Web Part from the gallery.

  3. On the title bar of the new Image web part, click the down arrow and select Modify My Web Part from the drop-down menu.
  4. In the Image Web Part editor, type the URL of the picture in the Image Link field, set up alignment, and expand the Appearance menu.
  5. In the Title field, add a title for your image; then click OK.

My own site now looks like Figure 9. It's set up with my Tasks first, a few ideas to get me going on my Wednesday and Friday blogs, and a photo I like.

Figure 9

Figure 9 Redesigned personal view of a SharePoint team page home site.

I can change it as I like—adding web parts, modifying them, and moving them about. If I get the whole thing so gummed up that I'm disgusted with the result, I can click Modify My Page, Reset Page Content to return to the team defaults (after clicking OK to assure SharePoint that, yes, I really, really want to reset my content).

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