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Master Page Migration from SP 2007 - Perplexed

Posted By:      Posted Date: September 15, 2010    Points: 0   Category :SharePoint
With the introduction of ribbon comes the complexity/confusion. I have a simple master page in SP 2007 which is based on a 3-column layout with a banner on top. Now, if I want to migrate this master page, looks like it is mandatory that I include the ribbon. What if I do not want to include ribbon? I need a simple 3-column layout. I am getting an error if I do not include the ribbon. Can I hide the ribbon control?

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