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#Office365Challenge – Creating Document Libraries in SharePoint. These are most probably the most known of the apps and used by all. I do however think that if your document libraries on SharePoint is a mirror of what you used to have on your file shares – you’re doing it wrong. In this post I’ll be showing you how to create the app, and over the next couple of posts we’ll be looking at using it better.

Day: 82 of 365, 283 left
Tools: SharePoint
Description: Creating a Document Library in SharePoint

“Use a document library to store, organize, sync, and share documents with people. You can use co-authoring, versioning, and check out to work on documents together. With your documents in one place, everybody can get the latest versions whenever they need them. You can also sync your documents to your local computer for offline access.”
See more about Apps: Around the Office in 365 Days: Day 74 – Adding Apps in SharePoint Online

To create your Document Library, click on the settings wheel > Add an app. Search for Document or simply click on the icon. I do not create the Library with the name (My Team’s Documents), I use Acronyms. This keeps the URL short and clean as spaces are replaced with %20. I then rename the application afterwards

When created, navigate to the app, go to the Library Tab (1) > Library Settings (2):
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In your settings page, go to List name, description and navigation and rename the app. Navigate back to your app by clicking on the name.

To add a new document click on Upload. Browse to where the document is and click OK. Once the document is uploaded you’ll see the ellipses which allows you more menu items related to the specific document.
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Really is quite easy right? So tomorrow we’ll start looking at metadata and views.

Overview of my challenge: As an absolute lover of all things Microsoft, I’ve decided to undertake the challenge, of writing a blog every single day, for the next 365 days. Crazy, I know. And I’ll try my best, but if I cannot find something good to say about Office 365 and the Tools it includes for 365 days, I’m changing my profession. So let’s write this epic tale of “Around the Office in 365 Days”. My ode to Microsoft Office 365.

Keep in mind that these tips and tricks do not only apply to Office 365 – but where applicable, to the overall Microsoft Office Suite and SharePoint.

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