PDFs – list in a node or put each in separate node for views?

The intranet I’m designing has many many PDFs, of different categories of course. Which is a better practice:

1) put each PDF in a separate node, using the upload file field, so they can be displayed in views; OR

2) create links to them on a page, simply linking to a PDF that’s already sitting on the server. For example, a Basic Page would look like this, with each item linking to a PDF:

Fruit

  • apples
  • bananas
  • peaches

Vegetables

  • green beans
  • corn
  • peas

Thank you.

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