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SharePoint Office Pocket Guide by Jeff Webb

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Changing Pages

Administrators and web designers can change the appearance of pages on the SharePoint site by applying themes, by designing an existing page, or by using FrontPage. Table 2-2 summarizes those different techniques.

Table 2-2. Ways to change the look of SharePoint pages

Technique

Summary

Themes

Change the fonts and color scheme for all pages on a site

Design a page

Add, move, or delete web parts on a page through the browser

FrontPage 2003

Significantly change the content or appearance of a page, or create new pages on the site

To apply a theme, click Site Settings → "Apply Theme to site" and choose a theme. Themes only affect the current site. Subsites and workspaces subordinate to the site are not affected.

To design a page, click Modify Shared Page → "Design this page", in the upper-right corner (Figure 2-2). SharePoint displays the page in edit mode, showing the web part zones. You can drag web parts from one zone to another or select Modify Shared Web Parts to change a web part.

Changing a page through the browser

Figure 2-2. Changing a page through the browser

This technique is handy for minor modifications, such as changing the text in a titlebar of a web part. For example, to change the "Announcements" title bar in Figure 2-2 to "Quote of the day," you would do the following:

  1. Click Modify Shared Page → Modify Shared Web Parts → Announcements. SharePoint displays the Announcements web part in edit mode.

  2. In the ...

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