Chapter 5. Using SharePoint Designer 2007

by Dustin Miller

In this chapter, I'm going to take you on a whirlwind tour of some of the most interesting features of SharePoint Designer. Now, I can cover only so much in the space allotted, so don't be upset if your favorite feature doesn't get covered. I tend to be a very visual person, so you'll see screenshots of the important things along the way. I hope, above all, that this chapter inspires you to experiment and explore SPD, and try to create new and unique solutions based on that product we all know and love: Windows SharePoint Services!

Appreciating SharePoint Designer

Okay, let's just get this out of the way right now. You have baggage. You've been carrying it around for years, and nothing that anyone says will make you put it down. When someone says that magic word, "FrontPage," you grumble and mutter to yourself, "I would rather write my Web pages in Notepad." Whenever you see its built-in templates used on a Web site, your blood pressure rises. You suffer from the condition I like to call "FrontPage Avoidance Disorder."

It's okay; you don't have to explain it to me. I feel your pain. In years past, FrontPage was known to occasionally ...

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