Working with Library Apps
WHAT YOU WILL LEARN IN THIS CHAPTER:
- The key activities related to a document library such as the creation, uploading, and updating of files
- The core functionality available related to tracking unique versions of files
- Features available within the various library templates in SharePoint 2010
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In this chapter, you discover the magic behind document collaboration: the document library. Document libraries are a type of SharePoint app that enables you to create, store, manage, and collaborate on documents. SharePoint has a variety of library apps, each designed to allow maximum efficiency when you work with particular types of documents. This chapter discusses the major elements of a document library and walks you through some of the different library templates and how you can use them to manage the documents crucial to business operations.
In Chapter 4, “Managing and Customizing Lists and Libraries,” you learn how to configure the properties and features of a document library to fit your business needs. This chapter focuses on interacting with document libraries that have been previously created or configured.
UNDERSTANDING LIBRARIES AND DOCUMENTS
You can think of a document ...