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Create and share files in a library

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In a SharePoint document library, create a new file, upload your own, and then share it with others.

Create a file

  1. To create a new file, select New and the file type you want.

  2. When the new file opens in your browser, add text, images, and more to your file and it'll automatically be saved to the document library.

  3. Select the site name to see the new file in your document library.

Upload a file

  • From your computer, select the file you want and then hold down your mouse to drag and drop it into the document library.

Share a file

  1. Select the file you want to share so a green checkmark SPO_Green_Checkmark appears.

  2. Select Share.

  3. Select an option to share your file:

    • Add the emails of people you wish to share your file with. Type in a message, and then select Send.

    • Copy Link creates a direct link to the file that you can share in an email or IM.

    • Outlook opens up your Outlook app with your file attached to a new email.

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In a SharePoint document library, create a new file, upload your own, and then share it with others.

To create a new file, select New and the file type you want.

We'll select a PowerPoint presentation.

The new file opens in your browser.

Add text, images, and whatever you'd like to it ...

And the new file is automatically saved to the document library.

When you're ready, click on the site name to go back ...

And you'll see the new file.

You can also upload a file into your document library.

Select it from your computer, hold down your mouse, and then drag and drop it into the library.

To share your file, select it so a green checkmark appears ...

and then select Share.

You can select Copy Link or Outlook to share your file.

We'll select Copy Link for now, which will create a direct link to the file.

And it's done! Now you can copy and paste this link in an email or IM to share the file with your team.

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