Creating new documents, items, and folders

Creating new documents, items, and folders

To create new content:

  1. Open the SharePoint location in which you want to create the document/item/folder.
  2. Click the New icon () on the toolbar, or right-click an empty area of the document list and select New.
  3. Select Folder, document or item content type. The list of available content types is configured in the SharePoint document library.

  4. Opening the New icon allows you to select the type of item to create.
  5. When you create a document it automatically opens in the associated application.
    When you create a list item, its Item Info opens and lets you set its name and properties.
    When you create a folder, a dialog opens and lets you type the folder name.

Note: New documents need to be checked in before they become available to other SharePoint users.