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Office and SharePoint 2007 User's Guide: Integrating SharePoint with Excel, Outlook, Access, and Word by Michael P. Antonovich

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4.4. Using Metadata with the Document Information Panel

Your company probably uses purchase orders to buy the items it uses. On a very basic functional level, you could use a custom shared document library to store the purchase orders after you create them. At a slightly higher level, you might take a blank purchase order form built with Word and save it as a template. Then you could upload that Word template into your SharePoint site and modify your purchase order library to use that template as its default document type when creating a new document. I discussed how to change your default document template in Chapter 1.

But you can leverage SharePoint further. When you create a new document library, it generates a list structure with three ...

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