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  Asked By: Raymundo    Date: Jun 03    Category: Sharepoint    Views: 2590

Is FrontPage the tool for changing the title of the web part page?

Almost eveything I do is a web part page and they are all titled "Web
Part Page" until I go into FrontPage and change it to something more
meaningful like "My Page" :)

Is there a downside to modifying these pages in FrontPage?

And I'm still looking for a solution to get data into and out of a
SQLServer database from a SP list.



11 Answers Found

Answer #1    Answered By: Ted Gilmore     Answered On: Jun 03

You can do it through FrontPage, but you need to be careful how you do it if you want your pages  to still be ghosted. If you open the page  and edit the page properties to give it a name and then save it your page will be unghosted.

If however, you open the site in FrontPage right click on the filename for the page, and click properties you can then change  the title  of the page without having to actually perform a save on it through FrontPage.

I'm quite surprised that it appears that you can not change the title of the page through the GUI.

Answer #2    Answered By: Monte Cooley     Answered On: Jun 03

If you are making your own web  part, the title  should be a tag line
in the .DWP for the web part  (i.e. <Title>Web part title</Title>)

This is also a standard atribute in the toolpage that you can modify
after the web part is installed on the site by (as an administrator)
clicking on the down arrow on the web part, selecting modify web part
and updating the title field under Appearance.

Or are you thinking of something else?

Answer #3    Answered By: Guadalupe Bullock     Answered On: Jun 03

I'm talking about the browser window title. Regardless of the web
part added, the browser title  bar will always say "Web part  Page -
Microsoft Internet Explorer provided by MyFirm."

There's nothing in the page  creation process nor any of the webparts
that I've been able to find that will touch the text one finds there.

The edit in FrontPage allows you to modify the <<Head>><</Head>>
HTML directly and save the .aspx page. Monty's alternative was to
use the FrontPage navigation tree GUI to open the .aspx page's
properties (right click) and set the page title there.

His assertion was that the latter method would not "unghost" the

True or false? I don't know how to tell.

Answer #4    Answered By: Nathanial Mcclure     Answered On: Jun 03

This is fine for Webparts themselves, but we are referring the the Page that the webparts are placed on.

Answer #5    Answered By: Matt Prince     Answered On: Jun 03

Here is what I gleaned out of Teresa's PowerPoint:

1. Open the document library where the web  part page  is stored.
2. In the left nav, go to Modify setting and columns.
3. In the "All Documents" view, add a column named "Title".
4. Go to the "All Documents" view.
5. The new column is filled with a title  for each web part  page - "Web
Part Page".
6. You can then modify the properties of each item in the library and
give each page a proper name.

Be aware, there are two caveats with this approach.
1. It only works with Smart Pages stored in a Document Library.
2. Changing the Title (or any metadata property) unghosts the page.

Answer #6    Answered By: Brooks Bond     Answered On: Jun 03

In the library where you are housing your web  part pages  add the column 'Title'. Edit the properites of the web part  page and type in the title  you want to appear in the browser window in that Title column.

Answer #7    Answered By: Gregg Wilkinson     Answered On: Jun 03



but that was in the Shared Document library of my personal site.

Should I try another?

Answer #8    Answered By: Darrel Sexton     Answered On: Jun 03

It will work on any document library with a Smart Page Web Part Page in

Answer #9    Answered By: Tory Sellers     Answered On: Jun 03

A "Smart Page Web Part Page"?

Where do I get on of these?

Answer #10    Answered By: Agustin Miranda     Answered On: Jun 03

It should be in the library that contains the web  part page. You are asked to designate a library when you create the web part  page and that is the library you want to add the title  column to.

Maybe I'm missing a part of the conversation but this will change  both the title of page  in the browser bar and when it is minimized and you hover over the item in the status bar it will give you the title there as well.

Answer #11    Answered By: Arron Middleton     Answered On: Jun 03

That's exactly what I'm looking for. Thanks for your help!

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