Archive for April, 2010

16
Apr
10

SharePoint Designer 2007 and 2010 Co-habitating on the Same Computer

I’m wondering if others who have SPD 2007 and 2010 on the same client computer are seeing this happen each time 2007 is started.

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Since you can’t use 2010 to edit 2007 sites, this seems like it’s going to be a pretty standard configuration on many people’s computers.  Especially for those of us supporting many clients!

01
Apr
10

Changing the Content Type on a SharePoint Page Layout

Here’s the situation.  You created a content type and a page layout based on that content type and then discover that you need to redefine content types. In fact, you find that you should have created a parent content type and had other content types inherit from it.  After reworking your content types and site columns you now want to change your page layout so it references the correct content type.  You can do this by visiting the Master Page Gallery in SharePoint and changing the Content Type Name on the properties page.  If you were looking for a place to do this in SharePoint Designer, I haven’t found it.

Now, when you go back to edit the page layout in SharePoint Designer, you won’t get all those nasty errors informing you that it can’t find the Page and Content fields because it can’t find the content type.

 

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