In Chapter 2, Introduction to SharePoint Online, we saw how to upload existing documents and folders to a document library. In addition to uploading existing documents, you can create new documents from scratch within a document library.
There are two ways to create new documents within a library:
- Create it using the New menu in the library
- Create it using the local Microsoft Office app
This recipe will show you how to create a new Word document using either approach.
You will need Contribute permissions or higher to the library to be able to create a new document within it.
How to do it...
To create a document using the New menu in a document library, follow these steps:
- Browse to the library where you would like to create the new document.
- Click the New menu from the navigation bar on top of the library: ...