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What is the difference between my editing a page via the two methods:

  • Selecting "Edit Page" from the Site Actions menu
  • Selecting "Edit" from the "Page" tab of the ribbon

Are they simply two ways to identical operations? Does either have side effects the other does not?

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Yes, they are identical.

You use "Edit Page" from the Site Actions menu" when the page resides on a Publishing site, and you use "Edit" from the "Page" tab of the ribbon when the page resides on a non-publishing site or is already in the Checked out state.

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That's a lot of words speaking to differences to actually be the same. Close but != – Joe Johnston Jan 14 '15 at 16:41

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