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Beginning SharePoint® 2007: Building Team Solutions with MOSS 2007 by Shane Perran, Amanda Murphy

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3.2. Understanding SharePoint Library Templates

So far this chapter has generically referred to libraries as document libraries. However, SharePoint actually has various library types, just as it has various list types. Library variations are generally defined by what you place in them. Once you create your library from the appropriate template, other users can access the library and add content to it. Chapter 4 shows how to create new lists and libraries. In this section, you learn about the features and functions of each so that you can select the proper library for your team. The SharePoint library templates are shown in the following list.

NOTE

Up to this point, the chapter examples have used the default document library. However, SharePoint includes other templates for different usage scenarios, such as a picture library that holds image files and the slide library for presentation slides. Although you can store images and presentations in any library, each library has features specific to its content. For example, the picture and slide libraries enable you to view slide shows.

  • Document library: This library stores the majority of documents and files in a SharePoint site and is the most common type of document library created.

  • Form library: You use this template to create libraries that store InfoPath form data and templates. You may use this library to store submitted forms such as purchase requests or status reports created using the Microsoft InfoPath client application ...

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