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Default Using SD to add web parts to a page layout...

Hi folks!

First, thanks to the authors for your efforts in writing such a good book. I'm currently working through it, and it's proving to be a great help.

My question concerns inserting web parts into page layouts - it's not clear to me how the two interact when using SharePoint Designer (SD). On the first page of chapter 7 (page 191) the authors state that...

"Perhaps one of the most important things to note about Web Parts is that you can only add them to a special type of page known as a Web Part page."

In chapter 13 they have two methods of creating a page layout - one using the browser method and the other using SD. In the browser method you clearly have the option of selecting a web part page (see figure 13-23 on page 461). However it wasn't clear to me how to do this using the SD method. I found the following link which makes it seem pretty simple...

http://office.microsoft.com/en-us/sh...010174144.aspx

In this example they're simply dragging a web part into the content placeholder. There's no intermediate step of creating or declaring a web part page. Is this the typical way this is done?


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