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You can do all this without writing a line of code.
In the following sections, you’ll learn about Share Point Designer 2010 and how you can get started using it in your organization.
Present this information to users and let them submit information back, using a Share Point site or an Office client application.
Create highly customized workflows that automate business processes.
The following sections explore the Share Point Designer 2010 experience and user interface: Share Point Designer 2010 is a client program that installs on your local computer. As such, it can be launched directly from your machine using the Windows Start menu and various places in Share Point, such as the Site Actions menu as shown here.
There are a number of places where you can open Share Point Designer 2010, for example, when customizing lists, views, workflows, and master pages.
To edit one of the components, an Announcements list for example, you open Lists and Libraries, and this takes you to a gallery page showing all lists and libraries.
Share Point Designer 2010 provides a single environment where you can work on your site, its lists and libraries, pages, data sources, workflows, permissions, and more.
Not only can you see these key ingredients of your site in one place, but you can see the relationships between these objects.
Lastly, customize the look and feel of the site so that it matches the branding of your organization.
By providing one environment for these tasks, you spend more time designing, building, and customizing solutions and less time searching for and updating the various components of a site using different tools and methods.
If you haven’t installed Share Point Designer 2010 yet, the first time you launch it from Share Point, you’re prompted to download and install it from the Web.