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Where can I find a list of icons and their meaning used on the Site Content and Structure screen RRS feed

  • Question

  • So many different icons are use in Site Content and Structure.  It would be nice to a reference as to what each means.  When I mouse over the icons the text is not helpful  often only "list" is given.

    Thanks,

    Pat


    Regards, Pat
    Wednesday, July 29, 2009 3:42 PM

Answers

  • Hi Pat,

     

    I don’t know which icons you cannot understand the meaning. Basically, you use the Site Content and Structure page to manage both the content and structure of your SharePoint site collection. When you change the structure of the site, that change will be carried through to the site navigation. You can manage content by performing other actions on lists and list items. For example, check out or check in, publish, and copy items. Although I can’t find such list to explain the meaning of those icons, I think the document below can help you understand the function of “Site Content and Structure” better then you will know the meaning of each icon.

     

    Work with site content and structure

    http://office.microsoft.com/en-us/sharepointserver/HA101317231033.aspx

     

    Hope this helps.

     

    Lu Zou

    • Marked as answer by Lu Zou-MSFT Friday, August 7, 2009 6:04 AM
    Friday, July 31, 2009 6:49 AM

All replies

  • Hi Pat,

     

    I don’t know which icons you cannot understand the meaning. Basically, you use the Site Content and Structure page to manage both the content and structure of your SharePoint site collection. When you change the structure of the site, that change will be carried through to the site navigation. You can manage content by performing other actions on lists and list items. For example, check out or check in, publish, and copy items. Although I can’t find such list to explain the meaning of those icons, I think the document below can help you understand the function of “Site Content and Structure” better then you will know the meaning of each icon.

     

    Work with site content and structure

    http://office.microsoft.com/en-us/sharepointserver/HA101317231033.aspx

     

    Hope this helps.

     

    Lu Zou

    • Marked as answer by Lu Zou-MSFT Friday, August 7, 2009 6:04 AM
    Friday, July 31, 2009 6:49 AM
  • Typically meaningless response to a perfectly reasonable question - just because you know what the icons mean doesn't mean that everyone else does!!

    In 'site content' the icons have changed and been added to in different versions with little or no explanation from MS as to what the changes actually mean in detail. E.G. What on earth is the actual difference between the the icons for subsites (I'm assuming that's what the blue box with something sticking out of the side is BUT CAN'T BE SURE BECAUSE THERE SEEMS TO BE NO REFERENCE GUIDE) and the other 'site' icon that looks like a screen with a directory structure beneath it (that I'm guessing are 'site collections'?). If there's no documentation how am I or anyone else meant to guess this stuff? Just because it's an icon doesn't mean it's naturally intuitive.

    I've been using (or should I say 'wrestling unsuccessfully with') SharePoint since 2004 and I can't just guess....

    All unprofessional stuff, this is not the way to support a complex product - even the link doesn't work!

    Thursday, November 5, 2015 11:06 AM
  • I agree!!! I have been looking forever for a legend for these icons. Lu Zou is of no use with his snarky reply.
    Thursday, January 18, 2018 10:10 PM
  • I completely understand how you can be upset with a document being gone from Microsoft's website but if you note the date of the post it was in 2009!

    Really no point in yelling at the poster who is 6 years removed from your search. I can even apply the same myself as I'm 4 years removed from yours.

    Pointless and there is still no real documentation on what the various Icons mean.  I do know now just from trial and error.  But since this is a dead post and I'm sure the OP has moved on after 10 years, there is no point in explaining now.

    Wednesday, April 17, 2019 3:23 PM