The following walk-through will show you how to create a new Document Library for Microsoft Word documents. Additionally, the walk-through will show you how to customize the library by adding columns.
Naming Conventions: Many Web site administrators feel strongly about not using spaces when naming a list, library or new site. The reason for this is that the spaces will be replaced with "%20" characters in the URL. This can make the URL difficult to read and links can become convoluted. The title of the list, library, or site can always be changed after they are created using the properties pages that will be covered in a later part of this course. This will change what is displayed but not affect the URL. For simplicity and readability the exercises and walk-throughs in this course often include the space in the name and accepts the fact that the URL will have the "%20" replacement characters.
The Create Column button might not display the text next to the icon if your browser window is not wide enough.
This dialog window appears because the New Document button links to a template file stored as part of the Shared Documents library. The default template is just a blank Word document but that is what causes Word to load and present you with a blank page. In a later part of this course, you will learn to create custom templates and associate them with libraries.
The ability to store meta data information with documents is one of the reasons that SharePoint is considered superior to storing files in a more traditional file server/shared folder system.
The following walk-through will show you how to create a new library using the Asset Library template.
The video will only play from inside the library if the Silverlight plug-in is installed.