Connecting to SharePoint Designer



Connecting to SharePoint Designer



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Downloading SharePoint Designer


You can use SharePoint Designer 2010 to edit or modify a SharePoint Foundation 2010 site, this can be downloaded free of charge via the Microsoft website or by clicking the following links.


SharePoint Designer 2010 64bit


SharePoint Designer 2010 32bit


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Pre-Requirements


Before you can connect WSS Designer to your site you will need to login to your SharePoint site and go to Site Actions > Site Collection Administration > SharePoint Designer Settings and ensure the Enable SharePoint Designer is selected.


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Note: Cobweb recommends before you make any changes to your site you make a backup of the content, otherwise any detrimental changes could be irreversible and costly to resolve as Cobweb may need to restore your content which is a chargeable service.


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Connecting to SharePoint Designer 2010


  1. Open up SharePoint Designer 2010 and go to File > Open Site.


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  2. Type in the URL of the SharePoint site.


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  3. When prompted for the log in details, make sure the account you're using has the correct permissions and once loaded it will look similar to below.


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