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and wanted to make it the home page (and you had the permissions to do so), you could
replace the current home page with the page you are on. This button is missing entirely from
the Page Actions section if you don’t have permission to use it. Users who have only member
permissions or lower don’t even see this button (a rare occurrence of security trimming in a
ribbon bar).
Incoming Links Because wiki pages can have links to (and from) other wiki pages, the
Incoming Links button will take you to a page where you can check if there are any other
pages in the Site Pages library that use wiki-formatted links to point to the page. Because this
is the home page and we just created the site recently, there aren’t any.
Page Library
The last section of the ribbon bar is Page Library, which has buttons to manage the library
that contains the home page. There are three buttons in this section: Library Settings, Library
Permissions, and View All Pages. Users with member permissions or lower can use only the View
All Pages button; the other two (Library Settings and Library Permissions) will be grayed out.
Library Settings This button will take you to the Settings page for the library where the
page is located (Site Pages in this case). Not really useful for the home page, it’s useful when
there is no other way to get to the library settings while you are on the library page itself.
Library Permissions This button takes you to the permissions page of the library (where
the page you’re looking at is located). This is useful if you realize you’d like to block users
from being able to edit Site Pages from here. These permissions affect the entire library (and
all its contents, not just the home page).
View All Pages This button simply takes you to the library where the wiki page is located—
in our case, the Site Pages library. The view for the library (because all lists and libraries can
have different views to display and organize their items) will be set to All Pages, so as to better
view all pages there. Learn more about views in Chapter 6, “Introduction to Lists.”
The Edit Page button appears only on a wiki page and therefore only on a home page that uses a
rich content area based on a wiki page (which is a good way to tell at a glance what type of page
you’re looking at). It is essentially a shortcut for putting the page into edit mode. You can do the
same thing from the Page ribbon by clicking the Edit button.
The Edit Page button triggers more than one ribbon. Ribbon bars tend to be context-sensitive,
meaning that if you are on a page that needs to have content edited, such as a Word document,
and needs to be able to insert web parts, then tabs for both functions will appear in the top
ribbon bar—or as many as needed to do all the work necessary for that context. In this case, when
the Edit Page button is clicked, it triggers an Editing Tools toolset of ribbon tabs in the top
ribbon bar, containing Format Text and Insert tabs. Clicking these tabs will activate their
corresponding ribbons to do their corresponding tasks.
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