3.2. Content Pages

List and library content is displayed on content pages. These pages are designed specifically for viewing and managing lists. Lists and libraries are often differentiated from each other in common SharePoint parlance, but frankly they are the same thing. A list is a table of data stored in the content database. This table has rows and columns. Each row is a record, and each column is a field. Because lists are made up of columns and rows, it's easy for Microsoft to integrate them with Excel, making it easy to create a list from a spreadsheet or export an existing list to a spreadsheet. Of course, you have to have Microsoft Excel for this (no other spreadsheet program is compatible to my knowledge), but the point is still made. ...

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