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Customizing a Windows SharePoint Services V3 site with the SharePoint Designer 2007

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Windows SharePoint Services 3.0 introduces powerful new integration with ASP.NET Master Pages that makes it easier than ever to customize and brand Windows SharePoint Services sites. This tutorial explains the difference between page templates and page instances and shows you how to customize the Master Page and content pages of a Windows SharePoint Services 3.0 site.

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    • potosp
      Great video, this all looks really nice... 

      I have to ask though why do some pages use site specific master pages while other pages use server specific master pages?

      I would have preferred ALL the master pages as site specific. This seems like a pain which could have been avaided.  

      Mad
        
    • aspear
      Good vid, but I followed the directions to edit the master.default page and it broke my SharePoint instance.  Then I find some pre-release documentation (http://msdn2.microsoft.com/en-us/ms476046.aspx)  that states you shouldn't do that "Do not edit the default.master file directly in the <%System Drive%>Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\Web Server Extensions\12\TEMPLATE\GLOBAL\ folder.".  So now my installation is hosed, and I'm wondering why yours didn't break.

      Andrew

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