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Microsoft® Windows® SharePoint® Services 3.0 Step by Step by Penelope Coventry, Todd C. Bleeker, Bill English, Olga M. Londer

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Creating a New List

The first step in creating a new list is to ask yourself: "What kind of information do I want to gather/display?" The answer to this question will help you determine which list template to choose. Perhaps you want to start with a list that is close to your end goal and then add, delete, and alter the default columns to provide the solution you are trying to achieve. For example, if you are planning to collect information such as names and addresses, you can choose the Contact list template to create your initial list and then modify it. Perhaps you want to start with a bare-bones list and build it entirely from scratch. In that case, you would likely choose the Custom List list template to create your initial list.

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