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Microsoft® Windows® SharePoint® Services 3.0 Step by Step by Penelope Coventry, Todd C. Bleeker, Bill English, Olga M. Londer

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Understanding Web Part Pages

A Web Part Page is a special type of page on a SharePoint site that contains one or more Web Parts. A Web Part is an independent component that can be reused, shared, and personalized by all users who have permission to access it. Web Parts are the basic building blocks of a Web Part Page; each Web Part occupies its own rectangular area within the page.

For example, the home page of a newly created team site contains four Web Parts. Three of them display the default lists: Announcements, Calendar, and Links. The fourth Web Part displays a Windows SharePoint Services logo.

Web Part Pages often contain several Web Parts that can be connected together if necessary. By using Web Parts, you can organize disparate information ...

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