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A SharePoint 2010 team site creates a home page that you can modify to better meet your team’s needs. You can add text or images, or display your announcements, tasks, or calendar items.

You must be logged into your site as a user with permissions to modify the site’s pages. That usually means you need to belong to the site’s Members group.

The site’s Members group has contribute permissions by default, which includes add, edit, and delete.

The home page of a team site is a wiki page. Wiki pages provide a richer content editing experience than Web Part pages.

To put the home page in Edit mode:

  1. Browse to the home page of your team site and then click the Page tab in the Ribbon.

    The Ribbon displays a set of editing options for the web page.

  2. Click the Edit button in the Edit section of the Ribbon.

    The page appears in Edit mode.

If you want to lock the page so no one else can edit it at the same time, click the Check Out button in the Edit section of the Ribbon before placing the page in Edit mode.

With the page in Edit mode, you can place your cursor anywhere inside the rectangular boxes in the page’s body to edit the content. For example, to change the default text that appears on the home page, with your page in Edit mode, do the following:

  1. Place your cursor in front of the Welcome . . . text.

  2. Delete the placeholder text and type your new text.

  3. Use the formatting options displayed in the Ribbon’s Format Text tab to apply changes to your text, such as changing the font and adding bullet points.

    You can even apply styles.

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    SharePoint 2010 provides tools for formatting and editing your text in the browser.

  4. Click the Stop Editing button to save your changes.

If you have your page checked out, click the Check In button when you’re done making changes.

To add a table, image, link, or Web Part to your home page:

  1. Place your page in Edit mode by clicking the Edit button on the Page tab in the Ribbon.

  2. Click the Insert tab on the Ribbon to display your insert options and then place your cursor on the page where you want to insert an item from the Ribbon.

    You must place your cursor inside one of the rectangular boxes within the page’s body.

  3. Click the button for the content item you wish to add:

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    • For a table, click the Table button and then select the number of rows and columns you want in your table.

    • *For an image, click the Image button and then select whether you want to upload the image from your local computer or from another web address.

    • *For hyperlinked text, click the Link button to add it to your page.

    • For a Web Part, click the Web Part button to add it to your page.

  4. Click the Edit tab and then click the Stop Editing button to save your changes.

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