Chapter 4

Managing and Customizing Lists and Libraries

WHAT YOU WILL LEARN IN THIS CHAPTER:

  • Specific reasons for customizing a SharePoint list or library
  • Best practices for customizing lists
  • Working with lists and libraries
  • Working with list and library templates

The previous two chapters discussed how to use lists and libraries in their most basic format. SharePoint includes many great default templates that you can use as a jumping point as you are building your specific solutions. The previous chapters also looked at some of the default functionality that you can configure on these templates, but within this chapter you look at the different features available for managing and customizing these lists. By looking at the various configuration options you will start to see that the possibilities for unique configurations are almost limitless. As a user who is responsible for managing a SharePoint solution, it is your responsibility to understand the different configuration options available and then combine them to build a solution for your organization. Because each organization is unique, almost every SharePoint solution will be unique as well.

After reading this chapter, you should feel comfortable taking a specific list or library template and customizing it to suit your specific needs. You should also understand the steps and value associated with adding your custom list to the central list of templates so that teams and users can benefit from your customization efforts. ...

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