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Document Library 


There are many features and benefits with SharePoint and document management.  What is outlined here is not a definitive guide to how to use the features of SharePoint document management, but a collection of what I think are best practices.
  • With SharePoint you do not have to use folders to organize your documents.  Folders have an inherent issues that you have to dive into a folder and sub folders to view the documents and if you do not find the document you need, you then have to work your way back to the top.
  • With SharePoint you can use Columns/metadata to organized your documents. 
    • Allows you to easily group files by the metadata and re group in other ways quickly.
    • Allows you to quickly change a files association.  For example you may have a grouping of Working Document and another grouping of Reference Materials.  A document can be changed very quickly from Working Document to Reference Document just by changing its meta-data.

Check out the examples and links here on this page.

Checking out documents is a change that will take time.  Below is a solution that will force it to happen for the user.
Want to print the list of document with out all the other stuff on the page, look below.
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Document Library 


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Created at 12/4/2008 11:32 PM  by Peter Allen 
Last modified at 1/28/2009 12:16 PM  by Peter Allen