Microsoft Office Tutorials and References
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Just to be thorough, let’s take a quick look at how to personalize a web part page. As I
mentioned earlier, web part pages can have a personal version. The shared version is used as a
base, and then the user (if they have the permission to; site members do by default) can make
changes to the page to suit themselves. This version of the page does not change the shared
version everyone else uses. No one else can see this person’s personalized page (which can
cause some help-desk issues). If the user makes a mistake and wants to reset their page to the
shared version, they can.
To personalize a page, click the Account menu (the menu with your account name on it on
the top right of the top ribbon bar).
Web part pages have extra options. At the bottom of the menu, select Personalize This Page
This Page option in
the Account menu
That will put the page into edit mode, personal version (see Figure 5.43). You can then move,
close, and minimize the web parts you are allowed to modify (notice that the Vacation Request
doesn’t have a title bar in this edit mode because we configured it to be unable to be edited in
Just to demonstrate, feel free to add some web parts (now that you know how), close web parts,
and so on. In my case, I am going to add a User Tasks web part, close the Calendar and Link web
parts, and then click Stop Editing to finish. See Figure 5.44 for the example of my changes to my
personal version of the page (I selected the Browse tab to get rid of the Page ribbon).
To see the page in the shared view, click the Account menu, and select S how Shared View ,
now available in the menu (Figure 5.45).