Page layouts allow you to customise detail and edit pages in Salesforce. For example you can control:
- Which fields appear and how they are arranged
- Which buttons appear
- What particular profiles see
- Whether fields are read-only or required
Page layouts are each associated with a specific object. To create a new page layout; go to the object’s management settings. Go to page layouts then click New. Alternatively you can clone an existing page layout then edit it.
Editing of a page layout is done in the Enhanced Page Layout Editor. Pictured below.