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Office and SharePoint 2007 User's Guide: Integrating SharePoint with Excel, Outlook, Access, and Word by Michael P. Antonovich

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2.4. Building a Custom List

Even though SharePoint provides a variety of lists out of the box, you may have a requirement that none of them completely satisfies. If one of the templates comes close to meeting your needs, you may want to add a few additional columns, modify a few, or even delete a few to build exactly what you want. However, if your requirements differ greatly from any of the available templates you saw in the first part of this chapter, then creating a custom list can usually satisfy your specific needs.

If you have Create permissions, you may find creating a new list easier than editing an existing one. Many people find adding to an empty list definition to be easier than deleting from an existing one. To begin a new list, ...

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