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Microsoft SharePoint 2010 Development Cookbook by Ed Musters

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Creating and Using Page Layouts

When you created the Q1 Results page in the Press Releases site, you filled in the Title and Page Content on what is known as a Publishing Page Layout called the Article Page. This is the most generic type of page layout for SharePoint 2010 WCM.

However, just like a web form, you can extend the Article Page Layout by adding additional fields! This task is accomplished by using SharePoint Designer 2010.

In this recipe, we want to add a Proposals section to our website, where we can provide a web page that gives an overview and more information about a particular proposal, and then a link to the proposal itself. When filling out the web page, similar metadata should be specified, such as the proposal type, client, ...

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