Create a SharePoint Document Library

Windows SharePoint Services provides many standard document libraries and lists. You can use these as-is, modify them to fit your needs, or create your own from scratch. To create a document library, perform the following steps.

  1. Log into your SharePoint site, e.g., yourdomain.sharesrvr.com.
  2. On the Quick Launch bar, click the View All Site Content link.
     
    View all site content link highlighted.
  3. The All Site Content page provides access to all document and picture libraries, lists, surveys, sites, and workspaces that are linked to the site, as well as access to the Recycle Bin. At the top of the All Site Content page, click the Create button.
     
    Create button highlighted.
  4. The Create page is displayed. From this page, you can create a new document library, picture library, list, custom list, survey, or Web page.
     
    Note: Contributor rights are required for some site actions, but even an invited member can create new site elements. As a result, the Windows SharePoint Services technology fosters a highly collaborative environment.
     
    Hover over a few of the elements that interest you. A description of the element is displayed at the top of the Create page.
     
    In the Libraries section, click the Document Library link.
     
    Document library link highlighted.
  5. In the Name box, type the name that you want to give the document library.
  6. In the Description box, type the description of the document library.
  7. Under Create a version each time you edit a file in this document library?, select Yes.
  8. In the Document Template box, select a default document format for your library. If you want to create and store different types of documents in your library, select None.
     
    Create form.
  9. Click Create. The new document library opens, ready for you to add documents to it.

You can export a copy of a document library from a SharePoint site to Office Outlook 2007. You can preview documents, spreadsheets, and presentations in the Outlook message pane, and work with local copies of the documents on your computer.