Use the Finder web part to help employees find Forms and Templates right within the page.
To use this web part add it to any of your SharePoint sections:
When you first add the Finder to the page you will see this prompt:
Click Choose a Library and type in the name of any document library on the site, such as Documents or any custom library.
If your library has folders, they will show up below the search box like this:
You can even set the web part so that it automatically shows a specific folder each time it loads. For that to happen, just set this web part property:
In this example, the web part will automatically load contents of the “policies” folder in the library.
You can add files directly to the root of the chosen document library or to corresponding folder.
The web part will automatically pick up files for your employees to find.
When employee clicks on the folder or uses the search box, the results will be displayed like this:
Styling your web part
To set the searchbox placeholder text, change the Searchbox Prompt web part property:
You can also choose the font size for your folder tiles in case your folder names have long names and don’t fit into the tile:
And, finally, you can define custom tile colors (and gradients) by adding them to the “color bank”:
NOTE: If you have more folders than color definitions in the “color bank”, the web part will use ORIGAMI pre-defined colors for the rest of the folders. If you only want to use single color, duplicate that color in the “color bank” equal to number of folders you have, like this:
Adding a link
If you need the Finder to open a link instead of a file, you can create a link inside the document library like this:
That’s it, the app will recognize this is a link and behave appropriately.