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SharePoint 2010 - Working With Lists

This article explains how lists are created and configured on SharePoint. The document will show you how to access lists, how to work with the shared calendar, which is a type of list,how to work with tasks, and how to participate in discussions.

"Lists" are SharePoint terminology for any page that contains a list of items.So a list may look like a contact directory with lists of people or a calendar with lists of appointments. There are actually many different types of lists that can be added to a SharePoint site, including unique ones customized by your site administrator. Your site owner or site administrator selects and formats list types for your site. As a contributor, you will be able to add items to the list and edit those items.


To access the list page itself, you can select it from the Quick Launch Bar. There are different types of lists:

  • Team Discussion lists holds newsgroup-style discussions on topics relevant to your team.
  • Tasks lists are used for task management, projects task, outlook tasks list, or can be customized by the the user. A task list is for tracking a sequence of assignments on a project or job.
  • The shared calendar is a type of list because it can contain lists of events and appointments. The format of this list is like a calendar. You can use the tool on the left to jump to a different month or year. On the calendar, events or appointments can be scheduled.

As a contributor you will be able to view, add, edit, and delete all the lists mentioned.

Video Tutorial

SharePoint 2010 Working With Lists [10:35]

Keywords:share, point, list   Doc ID:25368
Owner:Joe M.Group:University of Chicago
Created:2012-07-31 11:17 CDTUpdated:2017-05-02 06:56 CDT
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