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works with SharePoint Foundation 2010. It can be installed on the SharePoint server or
on a different server or workstation (as long as that machine has network access to the
SharePoint server).
SharePoint Designer integrates with SharePoint and allows you to do additional editing
of pages, lists, web parts, and more, without having to learn how to write code.
When you select the Edit In SharePoint Designer menu item, it will open the local copy
of SPD (or prompt you to download it if there isn’t one), load the page, and allow you to
extensively edit the page.
BUT I WANT TO HEAR MORE ABOUT SPD
SharePoint Designer is an entirely different product than SharePoint Foundation and is beyond the
scope of this topic. There are also many, many books and articles dedicated to SharePoint Designer.
Chapter 16, “Advanced Installation and Configuration,” covers a few necessary functions using
SharePoint Designer concerning Business Data Connectivity, but for the most part, it is outside
the focus of this text.
Site Permissions This menu item takes you directly to the permissions page for the site.
Previously, People And Groups was a permanent listing on the Quick Launch bar that
allowed everyone easy access to the Members page of People And Groups so you could see
who was a member and add new ones quickly.
For this version of SharePoint, People And Groups has been removed from the Quick
Launch bar, and the easiest way to add users or otherwise see the permissions and
security settings is to go to Site Permissions first.
Site Settings To administer a site (and the whole site collection, if it is the top-level site),
there must be access to the site settings. This is the only direct way to get to the
underlying settings for the site/site collection from the home page. This menu item takes you to
the Site Settings page, filled with important configuration options. This item is obviously
not listed if the logged-in account does not have the right to manage the site.
Navigate Up This button is one of the most consistent navigational aids on the site. When
selected, it will display a tree view of the entire true path back to the page where you started
(with rare exceptions). This means that even if you took a shortcut to get to a settings page,
which is usually available only off the main Site Settings page, you could get to Site Settings
by using the Navigate Up button (since hitting the browser’s Back button or the title
breadcrumb won’t do it). Further, there are pages and situations in which the title area breadcrumb
and Quick Launch bar are not available for navigation, making the Navigate Up button a
requirement.
Edit Page This button shows up in the top ribbon bar only if the home page is set to be a
wiki page from the Site Pages library and the person logged in has the right to edit
documents in that library. In that case, clicking the Edit Page button puts the page in edit mode,
changing the top ribbon bar to include Editing Tools toolset tabs (Format Text and Insert)
used to edit the page and activating the Format Text ribbon. This allows the user to edit and
save the page that will be viewed by everyone who visits the site. This surprisingly powerful
 
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