If a page is 'Inactive', the headline and teaser copy will not automatically be published on the department and/or portal pages of your site.
Sometimes, it is okay for a page to be 'inactive' like subscription forms or other pages that should not be automatically published on a department or portal pages.
To see a listing of all 'inactive' pages on your site and to quickly update them so the are 'active':
Under 'Utilities' choose 'Inactive Page Roll'
The listing of inactive pages will result along with the page number, page headline, and it's active date.
Check the box next to each inactive page that should be updated so it is an 'active' page. Click on the 'Change Status to Active on These Selected Pages' button when completed.
There are some live links on the 'Inactive Page Roll'. Clicking the headline will take you directly to the page, or clicking the page number will take you to the edit screen for that specific page.