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Microsoft® SharePoint® Designer 2010 Unleashed by Kathy Hughes

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Understanding Master Page Placeholder Inheritance

Although some page regions are non-editable, you can modify other regions when editing a page in advanced mode by customizing content placeholders. By default, SharePoint content pages inherit settings from the site master page, such as the site logo, title, and header and footer sections. Some regions, such as the PlaceHolderMain content placeholder shown in Figure 11.89, show a status of Custom where a master page is attached to a page already containing content, such as Web parts; where a page does not yet contain any content the PlaceHolderMain content placeholder shows a status of Master, which must be changed to Custom before content can be added. For instance, if you create a new page from ...

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