How to Create a Quick Link Dropdown for a SharePoint Site

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How to Create a Quick Link Dropdown for a SharePoint Site
Customer your SharePoint website by adding a drop-down menu. (computer image by Orlando Florin Rosu from

Using Microsoft Office SharePoint Server to host websites containing shared workspaces allows you to provide a collaborative work environment for your project team. SharePoint sites typically include a range of options, including wikis, blogs, task lists and team discussions. Rather than providing a long list of tabbed menu options across the top of your SharePoint site, you can display drop-down menus of quick links. To activate this function, you need to enable publishing features and then modify your SharePoint site's navigation.

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Things you need

  • Microsoft Office Sharepoint Server 2007

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  1. 1

    Go to your SharePoint site's home page.

  2. 2

    From the "Site Actions" menu click the "Site Settings" option and then click the "Site Collection Features" link under the "Site Collection Administration" heading.

  3. 3

    Click the "Activate" button to enable the "Office SharePoint Server Publishing Infrastructure" feature.

  4. 4

    From the "Site Actions" menu, select the "Site Settings" option and click the "Navigation" link to modify the global navigation for your site.

  5. 5

    To the right of the "Navigation Editing and Sorting" heading, select the top bar link under which you want to add a sub menu.

  6. 6

    Click the "Add Link..." option from the menu bar. Enter a title and the link. Click the "Open link in new window" check box if you want the link to open a separate window. Add descriptive text and then specify specific audience members by their user names, if appropriate. Click the "OK" button. Click the "OK" button on the "Site Navigation Settings" page and your new link will appear under the heading you specified as part of the drop-down list.

  7. 7

    Add additional heading and links at any time to further customise your site.

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