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Cannot select a new page layout it is either gray or missing

Posted By:      Posted Date: September 29, 2010    Points: 0   Category :SharePoint


I've got a Sharepoint Server 2010 Enterprise edition box.

I am currently working on page layouts. I want to create a new page based on a page layout. I activated Site Collection Feature SharePoint Server Publishing Infrastructure and Site Feature SharePoint Server Publishing I have several issues with that:

  1. What are the requirements to be able to select a page layout (is it absolutely necessary to install the publishing features)?
  2. When i select New Page I can enter the name of the page but cannot select a page layout up-front - I really hope that this is possible OOB!?!
  3. When the page is created and I select the tab PAGE the Page Layout button is gray


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