How to Create a New Document Library – SharePoint


You can create several new documents while you are working in applications like Microsoft Office Word, and further you can save them to your SharePoint site. Alternatively, you can create document within SharePoint as well by selecting “New” button available within a document library.


Let’s go through the steps to create a new document –

Step 1 :

Go to the main page of your Team Site and select “Documents” link available in side navigation bar. You will now reach Documents library on your site


Step 2 :

Click “Files” tab shown in ribbon.


Step 3 :

Expand New Document menu item. Next, select option that says “Create a new document in this library“. This action will open a new blank document within Microsoft Word.


Step 4 :

Enter suitable text in the new library document.


Step 5 :

Select “Save” from the File menu. You will be prompted to enter name for the new document. Enter the file name as “My Project Document” and click “Save” button.


Step 6 :

Do note that Notice that the default “Save” location is recognized as the specific library where you initiated the new document from


Step 7 :

Finally, close the Word application.

That’s how you can create a new document within a SharePoint document library.


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