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Essential SharePoint by Jeff Webb

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Adding Content

There are many ways to add content to a SharePoint site depending on the type of content you want to add. The following sections describe different ways to add lists , libraries, pages, and workspaces to a SharePoint site and explain when to use each approach.

Adding Lists

At the simplest level, you can add content to the home page by clicking Add new announcement, Add new event, or Add new link. Clicking on any of these displays a form view for adding items to the SharePoint list, as shown in Figure 2-8. When you click Save and Close, SharePoint adds the announcement to the list which appears on the home page in the Announcements web part.

To create your own lists from the browser:

  1. Click Documents and Lists Create Custom List. SharePoint displays the New List page.

  2. Enter the list information and click Create. SharePoint displays the new list in its default view.

    Adding items to the Announcements list

    Figure 2-8. Adding items to the Announcements list

  3. Click Modify settings and columns Add new column to add columns to the list. SharePoint displays Figure 2-9.

  4. Add column information and click OK.

  5. Repeat steps 3 and 4 for each column in the list.

Adding columns to a new list

Figure 2-9. Adding columns to a new list

To display the new list on the home page:

  1. From the home page, click Modify Shared Page Add Web Parts Browse. SharePoint displays ...

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