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 (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 creating a document, the document automatically opens in the associated application.
    When creating a list item, the Item Info opens and lets you set the item's name and properties.
    When creating a folder, a dialog opens where you can type in the folder name.
    When creating a Link to a Document, the SharePoint Web page opens asking you for the Document Name and Document URL. Supply them and click OK.

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