Office SharePoint Designer 2007 includes ground-breaking new functionality that Office SharePoint Server 2007 users and portal site managers can take advantage of, ease of customization, enabling you to design and extend portal sites or portal pages with more flexibility and power than ever before.
Ease of customization
Office SharePoint Server 2007 portal sites are easily customizable with Office SharePoint Designer 2007. You can edit your portal site pages with state-of-the-art CSS editing tools. This feature enables you to design your site according to your business needs.
Better business document workflows
With the Workflow Designer in Office SharePoint Designer 2007, you can extend the ready to use business document workflows that are available in Office SharePoint Server 2007 and create custom workflows from scratch.
Create custom views of business data
With the Office SharePoint Server 2007 Business Data Catalog and Office SharePoint Designer 2007 Data Views, you can create custom views of vital and essential business data, and even create Data Views that integrate information from different data sources into a single Data View. You can use conditional formatting to call attention to vital information. You can also use Extensible Stylesheet Language Transformation (XSLT) data forms to quickly and easily create, update, and view data.
Enhanced Management Capabilities
Office SharePoint Designer 2007 can be used by IT managers and site administrators to control and restrict the levels of access to ensure a consistent user experience across the site. By determining the levels of control for team members according to their roles and responsibility, you can control which Office SharePoint Designer 2007 commands the users can access and edit your SharePoint site. With Contributor mode, you can create user groups and assign them role and rule based specific permissions.
Manage your SharePoint site more efficiently
Managing of your site is easy with SharePoint. You can access tools and reports for a wide variety of site maintenance tasks, CSS usage, including hyperlink checking, and more.
Tracking of customized pages
You can simply track customized pages by using the Site Template Pages report. With the Site Template Pages report, you can see a list of pages that have been edited or customized, including the file names and their types, as well as the folder in which the files are located.
Roll back changes
You can use the Revert to Template Page command to roll back all the changes of the page. Making changes to the live site is possible. If unnecessary changes have been saved, you can now restore previous versions of the same page with the click of a single button.
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