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From the first deployment, the "Together" portal will be already pre-configured with several web parts that you will not be able to remove or edit. These web parts were specifically predefined for you so that you will be able to add your own content within those web parts according to your company's needs.
However, if you have a site permission to contribute and edit "Together" pages, you will be able to add other Sharepoint native web parts to your pages.
As you start adding SharePoint web parts on the page, be careful in terms of look and feel - it will not be the same as proposed by Powell.
If you want to understand more about SharePoint web parts please click here.
How can I slightly customize my pages
Editing Powell software web-parts
You will not be able to modify Powell Software web-parts that are already available on the portal pages. You will not be able to change the web-part configurations, including the web-part titles.
The only Powell Software web-part that you will be able to modify is the Welcoming Text web-part, that is used to provide an introduction to a page or a department. You will encounter this web-part on the portal's "My company" and department pages.
The only modification that you perform with this web-part is the change in the title. You can give any title you want to this web part.
Of course, then you will be able to add a content of your choice.
You have an extensive list of SharePoint web parts that you can add to your pages - depending on what kind of content you want to display.
Click here to access the list of all SharePoint web parts available for you to add on the portal pages.
To start adding web-parts to your pages, click the "edit" button on top of the page.
With the "+" sign on the left of the page, you will be able to add a new section.
The other icons below, allow you to edit/move/duplicate/delete a section.
As you create your section, you can start adding web-parts to it. To add a web-part click the "+" sign on the middle of the page, and choose a web-part from the proposed list.
"I want to add a streaming video or Youtube video"
Using videos as an internal communication tool is always a good idea. You can embed videos alongside your text to strengthen your message or you can propose some trainings to employees through them.
When adding a new web part, scroll down and search for the stream.
As you click on it, you can then choose the display of the web part.
- Define the source: you can put all of the stream, a single video, or a channel
- Sort the web part by : trending, publishing date, views, and likes
- Enter a search term to filter video results
For example, if you choose a “channel” or a “single video” option under the source, you should add a channel address or a video address by putting the url.
Then you can sort your source by available options: trending, publishing date, views, and likes.
When adding a new web part, scroll down and search for Youtube.
Insert the URL of the video that you want to appear on the page. Enter a start time if you want to start the video at a time other than the beginning.
"I want to add Microsoft Forms to do a survey and collect employee feedbacks"
Once you have collected responses, you can now view results. In the panel on the right, select Show form results.
"I want to add a text"
Add a text to your page with a "text" web part. Click the "+" sign and choose "text" from the proposed web-part list.
You will be able to add a text directly on the page and format it the way you want. you can also aad actions to make the text interactive.
"I want to add an image"
Add a text to your page with a "image" web part. Click the "+" sign and choose "image" from the proposed web-part list.
Click "browse images".
You will be able to choose where to upload an image from:
- you can search the web
- use stock images
- use recently used images
- from OneDrive
- from the same site
- your desktop
- from a link
"I want to add a file viewer"
If you want to display any kind of important document or a file on your page (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, PDF, 3D models, and more), you can add a file viewer to your page with a "File viewer" web part. Click the "+" sign and choose "file viewer" from the proposed web-part list.
Then click 'Add file" on the web-part.
Choose a recent file or get a file from your site, your computer, or a link. If your organization has specified a set of approved images, you'll be able to choose from that set under Your organization.
Optionally, you can add a description under the web part.
To set additional options (depending on availability for the file type), click Edit web part
To access more information on Sharepoint web parts, click here.