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Microsoft® Office SharePoint® Designer 2007 Step by Step by Penelope Coventry

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Detaching and Reattaching a Page Layout

If you do want to edit a page associated with a page layout, you can use SharePoint Designer to detach the page from the page layout. This turns the page into an ordinary content page, similar to the default.aspx page of a team site. The page is associated with a master page and contains a PlaceHolderMain (Custom) control. With SharePoint Designer, you can reattach the page with its original page layouts; however, when reattaching to the original page layout, you lose any customizations you may have completed on the page.

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You cannot attach a page layout to a page that was not originally associated with the page layout.

The detach and reattach methods for page layouts are the reverse of one another, unlike ...

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