In my sitepage library some entries have strange book symbols. What do they mean? This is the first time I've seen this.

Apparently, it's a new thing.


  • Is it showing next to site page name or in another column in pages library? Also, can you please check if the Name column is formatted using JSON formatting or is it coming OOTB without any formatting? Jun 26, 2020 at 7:29
  • It is showing inside the title column. There is no JSON formatting, it is a OOTB feature. Jun 26, 2020 at 7:45

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Per my test, this icon indicates that changes were made to this page. Please republish to update changes.

After publishing, the icon will disappear enter image description here

  • Can I also use this feature, if Content Approval is turned on? Jun 26, 2020 at 7:46
  • @SharePointNewbie I turned it on and the icon still works
    – Jerry_MSFT
    Jun 26, 2020 at 8:02

The book icon in Site Pages library shows that "The page has changes that are not published yet".

It will indicate that the changes were made to the page and Publish to update changes.

enter image description here

Read more information at:

Management and lifecycle of a SharePoint modern page - Check Publishing from the Pages library section on this page.

This will also work even if the content approval is enabled for Site Pages library.


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