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Microsoft® Office SharePoint® Designer 2007 Bible by Vikram Kartik

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4.4. Using Toolbars and Task Panes

SharePoint Designer makes most of its designing and development features available through toolbars and task panes. You can enable or disable toolbars in SharePoint Designer by choosing View Toolbars. The Task Panes menu in SharePoint Designer can be used to enable and disable the task panes. One of the really cool features of SharePoint Designer task panes is that they can be docked in and out of the user interface. This feature allows SharePoint Designer users to lay out the environment as they want it. So, if a designer is working heavily on data views, he or she can modify the interface so that the task panes and toolbars associated with data views are enabled and activated for easy access.

4.4.1. Laying out your SharePoint Designer interface

While the default view of the SharePoint Designer environment has the task panes and toolbars located in a specific manner, the interface is very flexible and allows you to modify it to keep the most frequently used task panes activated.

You can easily drag and dock task panes to either corner of the center section (which displays the Web Site panes) or drag them to another screen if you're working with multiple monitors and running out of screen real estate. Toolbars and the menu bar can also be docked around any corner of the screen. Figure 4.8 shows such a customized view of the SharePoint Designer ...

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