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Set as default master page in Sharepoint Designer 2010 does not change pages at all

Posted By:      Posted Date: April 10, 2011    Points: 0   Category :C#

I make a copy of V4.masterpage ,rename it as myv4.masterpage, and modify it .

then right-click myv4.masterpage and choose 'set as default masterpage'.

but when i open my site, the pages don't change, and create a new page,it still the old look.


Shouldn't it do that?

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