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Microsoft® Windows® SharePoint® Services 3.0 Step by Step by Penelope Coventry, Todd C. Bleeker, Bill English, Olga M. Londer

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Creating New Columns and Working with Content Types

Like lists, library columns enable you to enter document metadata that can then be used by Document Library views to filter and sort documents. Metadata also makes it easier to find documents and determine what type of information a document contains without opening the document. You need to make sure that you have a sufficient number of columns to effectively describe the documents you are working with.

In the following exercise, you will add a column to the Oak Furniture document library for Document Number.

Note

OPEN the SharePoint site in which you’d like to add columns to a document library. If prompted, type your user name and password, and then click OK.

BE SURE TO verify that you have sufficient ...

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