Three Ways to Create a SharePoint List

On a SharePoint 2010 site, you can find the link for creating a SharePoint list from many places. In this blog, I will show you how to find the link in three different ways and how to create a SharePoint list.
Step 1 You need to open the SharePoint site where you would like to create a new list:

Step 2 Here’re the three ways you can find the “Create” link or Open the Create Dialog window for creating a list:

  • On the Site Actions menu, click More Options:

  • On the left of the page, in the Quick Launch bar, click Lists, and then click Create:

  • On the Site Actions menu, click View All Site Content, and then click the Create button:

Step 3 Click List on the left, select the Type of list you would like to create, enter a Name for the new list and then click Create:


Step 4 In our demo, we selected Contacts as the list type and named it New Contact List. The default contact list has columns including Last Name, First Name, Company, Business Phone, Home Phone, E-mail Address and etc. The new list is now in the Quick Launch bar and we can now add item to the list by clicking Add new item:

Congratulations! You’ve just learned three different ways to create a new SharePoint list and successfully created a Contact list on a SharePoint site.

July 8, 2013


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