create a site column, open the Site Settings page, as explained at the
beginning of this chapter, and then click Site Columns in the Galleries
section of the page. This selection opens the Site Columns gallery page,
where you can create new site columns or edit or remove existing ones
(see Figure 1).
Figure 1. The Site Columns gallery page.
To create a new column, click
the Create button on the toolbar. This selection opens a page where you
can define the column’s name and type (see Figure 2), as well as additional settings—just like creating a list column . The one difference from
creating a list or library column in this page is that site columns can
be added to a group to make finding the columns from the list of site
Figure 2. Adding a new site column.
Group option enables you to either add the column to an existing group
or create a new group by typing that group’s name. By default, the
columns you create are added to the Custom Columns group.