Create and edit pages by using the browser

From a browser you can create SharePoint pages that have varied layouts, richly formatted text, and diverse objects such as images and Web Parts. These features help you create pages that are more compelling and informative. Programs such as Microsoft SharePoint Designer 2010 offer even more options for creating pages.

To create, edit, or delete a page you must have at least the permissions obtained by being added to the Designers SharePoint group for the site.

Find more information about pages and related features in the See Also section.

What do you want to do?

Create a page

Edit a page

Delete a page

Create a page

There are only two steps to creating a page,

  1. On the Site Actions menu Site Actions Menu , click New Page.

  2. In the New Wiki Page dialog box, type the New page name, and click Create. The page is created and opened for editing in the browser.

    Note:  The steps for creating a page can vary, depending on factors such as the type of site and the permissions you have for the site.

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Edit a page

Editing a page is like working in Microsoft Word 2010. The new ribbon provides context-sensitive commands that enhance the experience of editing pages.

  1. From a page, in the ribbon, click the Page tab, and then click Edit. This step is unnecessary if you want to edit a page that you just created, because a newly created page is already opened for editing.

    Edit command of the Page tab

    Note:  If the Edit command is disabled you may not have the necessary permissions to edit the page. Contact your administrator.

  2. To configure the columns, sidebar, header, and footer for a page, click Text Layout and select the option that you want, such as Two columns with header. You can change the text layout later by repeating this step.

  3. Type the text for the page.

  4. To apply a style to text in a page, select the text to which you want to apply a style, click the Format Text tab, click Styles, and then select the style that you want to apply, such as Highlight. Repeat this step with other text to which you want to apply styles.

  5. You use similar steps for other page editing options, such as choosing the font types and sizes for text, formatting lists, configuring paragraphs, and checking spelling. Many of the Word 2010 keyboard shortcuts you are familiar with, such as CTRL+I to italicize characters, are the same.

  6. To add objects to a page, in the ribbon, click the Insert tab, and use the commands to add tables, media, links, and Web Parts to the page.

  7. When you have finished editingthe page, in the Page tab, click Save.

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Delete a page

There are only two steps to deleting a page,

  1. From a page, click the Page tab and then click Delete Page.

  2. When prompted, click OK.

The page is moved to the Recycle Bin for deletion. If you accidentally deleted the page, you may be able to restore.

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