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How to create a webpart page with a site menu on the left?

Posted By:      Posted Date: October 01, 2010    Points: 0   Category :SharePoint


This might be another novice question but i really googled and searched this site and didnt find any answers (even though topics close to this are discussed, this one isnt).

Scenario: I have a webpart i wrote that shows people who has birthday and provides sorting tools (in exact month/ exact day/ name contains string). This webpart has to be displayed as the page's content (in the center, its ~900px wide). This page must have the site menu on the left as well so users can navigate freely.

I tried to create a new webpart page in MOSS and successfully placed the webpart there, but the page wont have the left site menu.

I need that left menu!

I tried creating a web page from a template with a strip (sorry cant find better word to explain that) on the left but that strip only allows to add more webparts, and doesnt allow to show the menu there.

How do i show the website menu (the one with links to Tasks, Lists, Users etc, the one that always shows itself on the /sites/sitename/ page and when viewing Lists) on my web part page?

Or do i have to go other way, meaning, not by using a web part page, but with some other way, like create an aspx page or something?

Please help.

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