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SharePoint list of contacts not showing when Adding webpart - why not?

Normally, if i create a document library or a list of contacts, and then wish to edit a page and add a webpart, the library or list shows in the "Add Web Parts - Webpage dialog". But not this time. Any ideas what could be wrong?
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MMarlin7Author Commented:
I notice that on another site, clicking Add a Web Part will show a new dialog box, with "Lists and Libraries" shown at the top. That's what i can't see and need to know why not.
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melli111SharePoint Administrator / DeveloperCommented:
(In the add web parts dialog box):  Do you have the header "Lists and Libraries" but under the header it states "No lists or libraries found." or is the entire header itself missing?
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MMarlin7Author Commented:
The header itself is missing.
I think the issue is by design, as i used the "Team Site" template. Using the "Blank Site" template i'm able to see lists and document libraries when adding a webpart. Before in the dialog that appears listing webparts to choose from there was only a list of suggested webparts; none i'd created myself.
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melli111SharePoint Administrator / DeveloperCommented:
You should still be able to see the header in the Team Site, not just the blank site.  I need to scratch my head for a bit....
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MMarlin7Author Commented:
Done scratching? I'm seeing this now on another page. I think it might be because the webpage is from the 'reporting site' template. But i still don't see document libraries i've created in the Add Web Part list when editing the homepage. I just see "Suggested...". Strange, and blocking.
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melli111SharePoint Administrator / DeveloperCommented:
Ok, I think I got it  :) (at least somewhat).  After exploring my MOSS site I noticed that I did not have the option to add lists and libraries when I went to add a web part on pages that are stored in a library (such as on the default home team site, my url is http://server/pages/default.aspx).  Since this page is not technically a "site" page, it is it's very own aspx page, stored in a library on the homepage it does not automatically have these as webparts to choose.
However, to be able to add the web part I wanted (in my case I used a doc libary).. I clicked site actions > edit page.  Then in the editing toolbar on the page I click the dropdown next to "page" > add web parts > browse  and I was able to add my doc library now from there (they are listed in alphabetical order, not categorized).. so in my case mine was called spreadsheet so I had to keep clicking through the pages to get to almost the end to find it.
I'm guessing that this is because it's a standalone aspx page which could be used elsewhere in the site and it's not technically tied to the site that the list/library resides.
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