Can publishing page be created with custom master via SPD?

Aug 30, 2011 at 2:31 PM


Using Sharepoint Designer 2007 with a custom master page, we were able to create pages that utilized the publishing check-out/check-in features. These pages display the editing toolbar with the publish button. Now, when we use SPD 2010 to create a new page with the _starter_publishing master, the page does not display with any check in/out or publish buttons on the ribbon? I assume this is because it's created as a web part page rather than a publishing page. If we set the site to the custom master page and create the page via the browser, then the page is created with the publishing features. So my question is, can a publishing page with a custom master be created directly from SPD 2010?