Create a Document Library in SharePoint 2013

In this article I would like to explain how to create a Document Library and how to add, edit and delete the documents in the Document Library.

Step 1: Click the settings menu near the User Account (System Account). The following popup will appear. In that item details click the Site contents.

 settings menu

Step 2: The following site contents page will appear. Click "Add an app menu".

contents page

Step 3: In your apps page click the Document Library menu.

Document Library menu

Step 4: The following popup will show. Enter the Document Library name and click the "Create" button.

Document Library name

Document Lib

The Document Library will be created and it shows under the site contents page as in the following image.

site contents page

Once we click the “StudentsDocuments” menu, the list will be displayed like under the image.

StudentsDocuments

Create a column in SharePoint Document Library

Step 1: Click the create column under the List ribbon.

create column in List ribbon

Step 2: The following popup will appear. In that popup provide a column name and select the data type and click the "Ok" button like the following images.

column name and select the data type

ok button

The created column will be shown by the following.

created column

Add a Document in SharePoint Document Library

There are two types available for adding a document in a SharePoint Document Library.

Way 1: To click the new document link.

new document link

Way 2: Click the "Upload document" menu under the FILES ribbon bar.

Upload document menu

To click and upload a document or a new document the following popup will appear.

new document

Click a browse button to browse the document location.

browse the document location

Choose Document

upload document

upload document

Edit the properties of the document in Document Library items

There are two ways to edit the properties of the document in Document Library items.

Way 1: Check the item in your Document Library that you want to edit (properties). Click the "Edit properties" menu under the Files ribbon bar.

edit document library

Way 2: Check the item in your Document Library that you want to edit and click the "Open" menu (dotted lines). A popup will be shown by the following and click the edit properties by the following images.

edit properties

Edit Option

Edited document

Edit a document in Document Library items

There are two ways to edit a document in a Document Library.

Way 1: Select the item in your Document Library that you want to edit (document). Click the "Edit document" menu under the Files ribbon bar.

Edit document menu

Way 2: Check the item in your Document Library that you want to edit (document) and click the "Open" menu (dotted lines). A popup will show by the following and click the edit by the following image.

Check the item in your document library

Once you have clicked on the edit document, the document will be opened. Edit the document and save the document. The changes will be reflected in the Document Library.

Delete a document in Document Library items

Delete a document in a Document Library by the following.

Way 1: Select the item in your Document Library that you want to delete. Click the delete document menu under the Files ribbon bar by the following image.

Delete a document

Way 2: Check the item in your Document Library that you want to delete and click the open Menu (dotted lines). A popup will be shown by the following and click the delete by the following images.

Delete item in your document library

delete PopUp

Deleted Document

Summary

In this article we have explored how to create a Document Library and how to add, edit and delete the document items in SharePoint 2013.


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