How to Create a New SharePoint 2013 List

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In Brief...

In the following five steps, we'll walk through creating a new task list. Please keep in mind to follow your organization's naming convention, as the first name we give a list is the URL name.

Instructions

  1. To create a new list, click on Settings > Add an App. All lists and libraries in SharePoint 2013 are considered Apps.
    Add an App

  2. Available apps you may add will load on the screen. Click on the list app you want to create.
    Task Template

  3. The list will need a name. Always follow your organization's naming convention, as the first name we give a list is the URL name. As a general rule, avoid spaces and special characters. Type in the name and click Create to finish the process.
    Name List

  4. To test the list, click on the new list name under Recent in the Quick Launch area.
    Quick Launch

  5. Your list is now ready to populate with content.
    Task List Complete

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