Click on New Page layout option in below screen.
Designer Option to create page layout clipping taken: 10/5/2014 1:31 PM
Screen popup on clicking Page layout: 10/5/2014 1:33 PM
Once creating the page layouts in this option we can able to use It in our pages. It will appear in Page creation options.
The Page layouts structure will be as below,
Page layouts content page holder taken: 10/5/2014 1:37 PM
Editing Page layout Properties : 10/5/2014 2:54 PM
Only on editing the page layout properties in the option “Manage all file properties in the browser” the page can be changed from Design file option to Page layout option without any inline codes added. This allows to reuse the page in different page layouts.
In embedding the page layout in Solution we can use the below code in Elements.xml.
How to package Page Layouts/Master Pages in VS in SharePoint 2013? – SharePoint Stack Exchange
Package Page layouts in VS 2013 taken: 10/5/2014 3:55 PM
Reference URL for Page layouts:
In order to appear that page layouts option in Screen, Checkout, Check in and Publish a major version.