Microsoft Office Tutorials and References
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Chapter 7
Creating Lists
In Chapter 6, “Introduction to Lists,” you learned how to effectively use existing SharePoint lists,
from entering and editing data to manipulating views to customizing list settings. In this chapter,
you’ll go beyond that. Now that you have the basics on what a list is and how to use it, it’s time to
explore creating lists, first in terms of creating lists from the convenient list templates available on
a Team Site and then onward to creating an entirely custom list.
SharePoint contains several kinds of list templates. The preexisting lists we explored in the
previous chapter were among the types of lists that can be generated from these templates. Most
of these lists were designed to do a particular task, demonstrate the use of new data types, or
integrate with Office.
In this chapter, you will learn to
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Create a list from a template
Create a custom list
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Display related lists through connected web parts
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Creating new Lists with Existing Templates
SharePoint contains several kinds of list templates. The preexisting lists you explored in the
previous chapter were among the types of lists that can be generated from these templates. Most
of these lists were designed to do a particular task, demonstrate the use of new data types, or
integrate with Office (2003 or higher, although 32-bit 2010 is preferred).
In this chapter, using the site’s Create page, you’ll create entirely new lists based on the list
templates not covered yet: Issue Tracking, Surveys, and Contacts. I will give you an overview of
Issue Tracking and Surveys, saving Contacts for last, because that list type lends itself easily to
the bread and butter of using a template, customizing it to suit your needs.
IMPROVE THE CREATION EXPERIENCE
When you go to create a new list, the Create page is slightly different from any other in this version
of SharePoint. It also has a banner suggesting you install Silverlight.
In most production environments, installing unnecessary software that requires a lot of updates
is not suggested. Therefore, the banner suggestion is for those who are accessing SharePoint from
workstations.
 
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