Microsoft Office Tutorials and References
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The Create page is used as the primary location to create any object that is not a web part or in a list
or library. The first three categories—Libraries, Communications, and Tracking—are pretty
obviously just displaying the list templates available on the site. The Custom category contains links to
create custom lists. Use Custom List to create a list from scratch in the browser, or use Custom List
In Datasheet View to create a list that is already in Datasheet view by default. External List uses an
external source to create a list, which requires the Business Data Connectiv it y ser v ice to be configured
and an external data source to be set up. Using external data is a new feature of SharePoint Foundation;
the previous versions of Windows SharePoint Services could not use external sources for lists or lookup
fields. For more on external data sources, see Chapter 16, “Advanced Installation and Configuration.”
The last selection, Import Spreadsheet, allows you to import a list from an Excel spreadsheet.
The final column on the Create page is primarily used for creating new web and web part pages, as
well as subsites (either specifically using the Blog or Team Site template or opting to apply one of
the other site templates through Sites And Workspaces).
2. To create an Issue Tracking list from a template, just click its link on the Create page. That
will take you to the New page (see Figure 7.2).
3. Fill in the Name and Description fields with something appropriate (my example is
SiteIssues). Remember that the name of the list will be part of the URL for the list, so
keep it short and avoid spaces. Recall from Chapter 6 that you can go back later and add
spaces, yet the URL will keep the original name.
4. For the Navigation setting, you can choose to have the list show up on the Quick Launch
bar or not. My example has it on the Quick Launch bar, so keep the default, Yes.
The New page to
create an Issue
Tracking liste
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