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SharePoint Office Pocket Guide 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 walk you through the various 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 2-5.

Adding items to the Announcements list

Figure 2-5. Adding items to the Announcements list

When you click "Save and Close", SharePoint adds the announcement to the list currently displayed 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.

  3. Click "Modify settings and columns" → "Add new column" to add columns to the list. SharePoint displays the page shown in Figure 2-6.

  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 2-6. Adding columns to a new list

To display the new list on the home page:

  1. From the home page, click Modify Shared Page ...

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