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  Asked By: Yasasvi    Date: Jan 13    Category: Sharepoint    Views: 1048

I need help in understanding the Document Library or should I say
Document Libraries.

I know there is a document library for each Site as well as a document
library for My Site. But is there one for the main portal? If there is,
how do I get to it?



8 Answers Found

Answer #1    Answered By: Uttam Vanjare     Answered On: Jan 13

Sharepoint V2 is much different than V1. There is as many document  Libraries
in the main  portal as you which. By default a document library  is created
for each/topic area but you are free to add as many document libraries  as
you which.

Answer #2    Answered By: Jack Carroll     Answered On: Jan 13

I just installed v2.0 and have not done anything to it. How do I get to
the document  library in the portal  (the default one)?

Answer #3    Answered By: Chandrabhan Agarkar     Answered On: Jan 13

To place the document  library on an portal  area page:

Edit Page (under actions on left hand side of page in a portal
Modify Shared Page (top right hand side of page)
Add Web Parts
Drag Document library  onto whatever location on page you would

To edit the a web part: on a page such as the document library:

Edit Page (under actions on left hand side of page in a portal
Click down arrow on web part to be edited
Select modify web part
Editable properties will appear on right side of screen

To customize a document library or add additional document libraries  in
a portal area:

Manage Content (under actions on left hand side of page in a
portal area)
Click the document library or list you wish to manage OR click
create at top of page
Modify Settings and Columns (under actions menu on left side of

Answer #4    Answered By: Lonnie Cohen     Answered On: Jan 13

I noticed that in paragraph 2, when you put a
document into the document  library, you can only open the document. But
in paragraph 3, for each document in the document library, there is a
drop down list to check in/out, version history, etc. This is what I
need to be easily accessible by the users rather than have them navigate
to Edit page, Manage Content, Document Library. The weird thing is that
the location for both of these documents are going to the same place,
how is this possible? I noticed the document library  in the individual
Sites and in My Site have the drop down capability right there for the
users but not in the main  portal section. Any advice?

Answer #5    Answered By: Ruchir Satam     Answered On: Jan 13

Your users can get to the document  Management features by clicking on
the title bar of the document library  webpart (which, unless you change
it, will be called "Document Library"). No need to click multiple
links, just the one.

Answer #6    Answered By: Suresh Chindarkar     Answered On: Jan 13

I have that tab available to the users. When I click on that tab, it
displays all the folders in the document  library. I select a folder and
it displays the documents in that folder. But when I click on the
document, it opens the document. How do the users get the drop down list
to check-out/check-in, version history, discuss, etc.? Basically, how
does a user check out and check in a document from here?

Answer #7    Answered By: Varun Mehta     Answered On: Jan 13

Try placing the mouse to the right of the document  link. You should get
a pull down menu - click in that space to open the menu. If you don't
see it immediately then hover it there for a second before actually
clicking to see it. You are correct in that if you click on the link
itself it opens the document.

Answer #8    Answered By: Junior Jarvis     Answered On: Jan 13

I don't even get that drop down arrow like the other ones.

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