In the context of SharePoint a document refers to a computer file, usually stored in a SharePoint library.

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How can you move a document with its version history to a new library?

Here's the scenario: 2 document libraries Both contain multiple documents The documents have multiple versions When I copy a document from library A to Library B using the Content and Structure ...
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How to restrict a document library to a specific file type (extension)?

I have a SharePoint intranet site where I need to allow users to upload certain documents. These documents need to be only PDF files for example. What is the simplest way to restrict the document ...
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How do I check in a LOT of files all at once?

I put a lot of documentation on our SharePoint site, and it all lists as being Checked Out To me. How do I check all of those files in, in one shot?
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How can I move a document from one directory to another?

How can I move a document into a sub-folder and still maintain its version history from the old location in the new location?
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What is slowing the opening of Office documents?

When opening an Office document the splashscreen gets stuck for about 30 seconds with the message "Contacting the server for information". How can I get more information about which information it is ...
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Excel document opening in browser (unsupported features)

I am using Sharepoint 2010 and when users click on an .xlsx document in a document library it says the following: "The workbook cannot be opened because it contains the following features that ...
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Opening a document in a SharePoint 2013 document library in a new tab (using code)

How to open a SharePoint 2013 document library item in a new tab/new window? By default, the document, depending on whether it is .docx or .xlsx opens in Word or Excel Web Access in the same tab. I ...
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How can I upload a file to a Sharepoint Document Library through SOAP web services using Java?

I'm trying to upload a document to a document library using the SP 2010 SOAP copy web service from Java. Any idea how to do this in Java? Here's the code I have so far: String[] destinationUrls = {...
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Where are uploaded files stored?

Very naive question here: when you upload to SharePoint, are the files stored in the file system or in SQL Server?
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Is there any way to merge documents together?

I'm working with a policy committee that's transitioning from a centrally-managed document to distributed management (that is, they plan to split IT responsibilities off to a separate working group, ...
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How can I upload a file to a Sharepoint Document Library using Silverlight and client web-services?

I'm using C# in Visual Studio with a Silverlight app. I want to upload a file to a document library, but none of the web-services here http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ms479390.aspx seem to ...
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Can I change the file extension of a document that is already in a document library?

So I recently had a nice hitch in the SharePoint app I made for my client. We have a Document Library which is supposed to contain PDFs, converted from drawing files made in other programs. The test ...
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Need Word Template to create new doc (not to checkout, not to edit existing - just create new in MS-Word

I created a document library (no specific source templates needed or wanted). The purpose of library is simply to provide a central location for frontline staff to access information (processes, Q&...
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Set “Overwrite existing file?” unchecked by default when uploading document

Due to Business requirement is it possible to set "Overwrite existing file?" unchecked by default when uploading document. This change would let users prompt when overwriting document, at the moment ...
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Restructuring a Very Large Document Library

Another question about the Very Large List I referenced in this question: http://sharepoint.stackexchange.comquestions/445/deleting-old-versions-in-a-document-library This Document Library has over ...
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Create a new document from Sharepoint using column data and Quick Parts

I have a document library with a document template (docx) in which several Quick Parts are defined. The Quick Parts link to column data in the document library. How do I create the document by ...
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SharePoint 2010 restricted document library contributors

Is it possible to setup a document library in SharePoint 2010 such that users can contribute, rate, and tag documents, but not edit the document itself once it has been submitted to the document ...
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Cannot upload to a permissions-enabled document library even with RunWithElevatedPrivileges

In our WSS 3.0 application, we have a document library that has an elevated folder called "Approved". It has different permissions from the rest of the Document Library in order to prevent people from ...
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Deleting Old Versions in a Document Library

I have a Very Large List (~5000 documents) which has been chugging along for about a year. It has had versioning turned on, with major versions, keeping 2 old versions. We're totally restructuring ...
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Programmatically create a new document based on a content type template

As in the title, I need to programmatically create a new document based on a content type template. Does anyone know the best way to do this? Normally, to add files you use Web.Files.Add(), but all ...
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PDF document conversion

Does anyone know of an existing automated PDF conversion solution for sharepoint that works across multiple document versions? The solutions I found so far only work based on a source/destination-...
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Change Document Library folder's Modified timestamp to latest timestamp inside

I have a Sharepoint 2010 Document Library with a range of subfolders and some files within each of them. The problem is, right now every subfolder has the same Modified timestamp, and I want each ...
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How do I create a custom view and apply it to ALL document libraries on Sharepoint 2007 site

I am wanting to create a new default view for ALL document libraries on an intranet. How do I go about this without manually updating the All Items (default view) of each document library.
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Is there a way to allow users to bulk upload documents into SharePoint and prefill in metadata from another system?

Is there a way to allow users to bulk upload documents into SharePoint and prefill in metadata from another system? I would like to use the drag and drop functionality of SharePoint 2013 but need to ...
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Does overriding a checkout discard changes or save changes?

When I go to checkout out a file, sometimes a previous user has forgotten to check the file back in and I have the option to override their checkout. When doing that, are the changes the previous user ...
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Upload document to SharePoint document library using batch in C#

I want to know if i can upload a document to sharePoint document library using batch in C#. I know how to update and delete it using batch, but i don't know how to upload it. If i can't, what is the ...
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SharePoint 2013 Library Views

By default libraries have 3 views across the library header and the others available in the ... drop down. I have managed to 'break' this and now only have one view in the header. Does anyone have any ...
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Locate a document (set) across site collection boundaries

I have a scenario where I am investigating mechanisms to distribute storage of documents across multiple site collections. This is primarily due to storage considerations, best estimate is that we'...
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Programmtically updating modified date value of a file

I am trying to migrate some document into SharePoint 2010 doc library and would like to retain the "modified" and "modified by" value of the document. I am able to store the document into a doc lib ...
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ItemAdding getting the file name of a document

I have a document library. I want to add an itemadding event recieiever to do some validation on the file name of the document. How can I get the file name from the SPItemEventProperties
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Deploy document library with multiple content type

I have a Document Library definition that I added to the solution. I want to include multiple content types for this Document Library: one that inherits from Folder and one that inherits from Document....
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Which database holds documents?

I am wondering which database holds documents? I know that the documents are held as BLOBS in the database itself, but I can't seem to figure out what database that is?
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How to detect the document has changed in a document library in SharePoint 2007

I have a SharePoint 2007 document library of Word and Excel documents with several approval workflows associated with it. My question is whether it is possible at all to know whether it was the list ...