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What is a category?

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A category answers the question "What is this item or page?" Categories are used to classify content, for example, Sales Reports, Action Items, Corporate Graphics, and Location Maps are all examples of typical categories. For every item or page that you create, you can assign it to one category. The purpose of categories is to enable users to quickly display a listing of a particular type of content. For example, if you want users to be able to quickly access all of the company's sales reports, you could create a category called Sales Reports. When a user adds an item or a page to the page group, they can assign it to the Sales Reports category. To find all of the available sales reports, other users can search on the Sales Report category to see a listing of pages and items that are in that category.

Since categories have the potential to be quite large, you can also create a hierarchy of categories. For example, in the Sales Reports category, you might want to have separate, subordinate categories for the eastern division, the central division, and the western division.

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