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

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Creating a Site Template

After customizing your site by adding or removing lists, libraries, pages, and even subsites you can package everything for further reuse by making your own site template. A site template is represented by one .stp file.

When you create a site template, you can choose to save its content, which includes lists, libraries, pages, custom pages, master pages and configurations; however, a number of components are not saved, such as permissions. Site templates have a size limit of 10 megabytes (MB), but your SharePoint server administrator can change the size limit for .stp files by using the stsadm command-line tool with the setproperty operation; for example:

stsadm -o setproperty -propertyname max-template-document-size -propertyvalue ...

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