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Windows SharePoint Services 3.0 Sample: Example Master Pages

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  • Category: SDK
  • Language: English

Microsoft has made available four sample master page sets compatible with the Application Templates for Microsoft Windows SharePoint Services 3.0 to showcase some of the customization options master pages provide.

  • Master pages are a feature of ASP.NET 2.0 that work the same way in Windows SharePoint Services 3.0 and Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007 as they do in ASP.NET 2.0. Using master pages, you can create a single page template and then use that template as the basis for multiple pages in an application, instead of having to build each new page from scratch.

    Microsoft has made available a package of sample master pages compatible with the Application Templates for Windows SharePoint Services 3.0 to showcase some of the customization options master pages provide. The master pages were built using new CSS and Master Page editing tools within Microsoft Office SharePoint Designer 2007.


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FileSHA1 HashSize
MasterPage.EXE0065386f2965c1db7b54f135b041ff96a6a2c617171 KB

System Requirements

Operating Systems: Windows Server 2003

    • This download requires the following:
      • Microsoft Windows SharePoint Services 3.0
      • A SharePoint-compatible editor such as Microsoft Office SharePoint Designer 2007

Installation Instructions

  • To install this download:
    1. Run MasterPage.exe to unpack the master page package to a location on your computer.
    2. Right click on the extracted file, and select "Extract All..."
    3. Complete the Extraction Wizard.
    4. Open your Windows SharePoint Service 3.0 site in Microsoft Office SharePoint Designer 2007.
      1. Open SharePoint Designer.
      2. On the File menu, click Open Site.
      3. In the Open Site dialog box, type the URL of the site that you want to open in the Site name box, and then click Open.
    5. Import the master page files into your site.
      1. On the File menu, select Import > File...
      2. In the Import dialog box, select Add Folder...
      3. Browse to location of the extracted master page files, and then browse to a specific master page set.
      4. Select the "_catalogs" folder and click Open.
      5. Repeat steps 2-4 for the "images" folder and the "styles" folder.
      6. Click Ok to finish importing the files.
    Instructions for use:

    To set the imported master page as the default master page:
    1. Open the Folder List. On the Task Panes menu, select Folder List.
    2. On the Folder List, within the _catalogs folder, open the masterpage folder.
    3. In the master page folder, find the master page style and color you want to apply, right-click on the file and then click "Set as Default Master Page" on the shortcut menu.
    Please refer to the Microsoft Office SharePoint Designer Master Pages site for additional help and how-to articles that cover the use of master pages.

    To remove this download:

    • Delete the package and uncompressed files from your computer.

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