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Working with Web Pages in Microsoft SharePoint Foundation 2010

Creating a New Page

Typically, pages are limited to no more than two or three screens of information. This enables the information on the page to be in an easily accessible and modifiable format. There are four methods that you can use to create a new page in a wiki page library:

  • Create a forward link and then click it to create a page. This is the recommended method, because it is easier for people to find a page when another page is linked to it.

  • The New Page command on the Site Actions menu.

  • The All Pages view of the Site Pages library.

  • The More Options command on the Site Actions menu.

In this exercise, you will create a wiki page by using these four methods.

  1. Click the Edit icon that is displayed to the left of the Browse tab.

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  2. In the top content area, place the cursor on a new line under Welcome and type WideWorldImporters are specialist importers of unique furniture ([[

    A list of pages that exist in the Site Pages wiki library is displayed.

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  3. Type B.

    A message appears that the Item does not exist—that is, there is no page in the Site Pages library with a name starting with the letter B.

  4. Type edRoom]], [[OfficeFurniture]] and [[GardenFurniture]]) and then press ENTER.

  5. Click Save & Close.

    The home page is displayed with the words “BedRoom,” “OfficeFurniture,” and “GardenFurniture” shown as hyperlinks and underlined with a dotted line. By using double brackets on the edit form, you have created three linked pages. Linked pages do not have to exist, and such nonexistent pages are denoted by a dotted underline, as is the case with “BedRoom,” “OfficeFurniture,” and “GardenFurniture.”

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  6. Click BedRoom. The New Page dialog is displayed.

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  7. Click Create.

    The BedRoom page is displayed, and BedRoom appears in the list of Recently Modified pages in the left navigation pane.

  8. Click Site Actions, and then click New Page.

    The New Page dialog is displayed.

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  9. In the New page name box, type KitchenFurniture and then click Create.

    The KitchenFurniture page is displayed, and KitchenFurniture appears in the list of Recently Modified pages in the left navigation pane.

  10. Click the Page tab, and then click View All Pages in the Page Library group. The Site Pages library is displayed in the All Pages view.

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  11. Click Add new page. The New Page dialog is displayed.

  12. In the New page name box, type Seating, and then click Create.

    The Seating page is displayed, and Seating appears under Recently Modified in the left navigation pane.

  13. Click Site Actions, and then click More Options.

    The Create dialog is displayed.

  14. Under Filter By, click Page.

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    In the middle pane, the types of pages are shown—Page and Web Part Page, with Page selected.

  15. Under Page in the right pane, type FloorCoverings, and then click Create.

    The FloorCovering page is displayed, and FloorCoverings appears under Recently Modified in the left navigation pane.