Organising Lists

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Hi all,

 

I've just taken over at a new company that is about halfway through transitioning to SharePoint. We're a not for profit working in the healthcare space. We have a lot of things that we need to track for compliance and/or regulatory purposes. So we have long lists of the legislation we have to comply with or approved sources of clinical information. These have been done with (many) Excel spreadsheets in the past, but I want to explore doing this with Microsoft Lists. This would have a lot of advantages. However, one thing I just can't my head around is organising them.

 

I can create a list in Sharepoint, but it just seems to sit at the root of the site contents page. That would be fine if you only had one or two, but we have several dozen. I feel like they should be organised, but I can't find any way to do it. Quite apart from the fact it feels untidy, it also makes it hard to find the one you need.

 

Currently, these Excel sheets are categorised into folders & sub-folders alongside the various files they refer to. So a folder may have a long list of clinical information and a spreadsheet that documents what the information is and when they need updating. I don't seem able to make a similarly natural way of working with Lists.

 

I think I must just be missing something obvious here. Either you can create folders and move lists into them, but I'm missing how, or there's some other paradigm for organising lists I've just missed. If anyone can point me in the right direction, I'd be grateful.

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