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Questions tagged [document]

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 tool ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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Difference b/w Read and View Only

I have a requirement to setup a permission level, where user can only see the document and see the associated metadata columns but cannot download or open the document. We have a permission level "...
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SP2010: Use Workflow to move library item into folder

I need my workflow to move library documents into a folder in the same document library. I can copy items, then delete the original item. I'm not seeing how to specify a folder or sub-folder, just the ...
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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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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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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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Open docx file in Word (client) from hosted app (SP 2013)

I have a client hosted app (written in Javascript) which includes links to documents in a document library on the tenant. If I point the url's straight to the documents, they simply download. What I ...
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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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Difference Between Content Approval and Document Approval Workflow?

Could somebody explain the differences between content approval and document approval workflow in SharePoint 2010 and how they work together when they are both turned on in a document library?
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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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Do doc hyperlinks not work in the Word WebApp in Chrome?

I have been adding Word documents to my document library in SharePoint and I only recently became aware that hyperlinks don't seem to work when I preview documents in the Word WebApp using Chrome. Is ...
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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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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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Two different documents with same name become one

If two users have two different documents but same name, when the second user saves his file in same document library, it overwrites the first user's document and the document gets new version. Is ...
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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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SharePoint Online - is there a way to create a notification or flow when a file in not modified for three days?

I have an excel scheduling tool that I will host on my SharePoint site for others to use on a regular basis. By hosting the files on SharePoint I run the risk that they copy a version to their desktop ...
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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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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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Can't open document in library with ''é'', ''à'' and other character with accent SharePoint 2016

I just finished the installation of SharePoint 2016 using AutoSPInstaller. Everything works fine except when I want to open any document in a document library which contains the character ''é'', ''à'' ...
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App doc library “+new” button shows Upload dialog

I have a SP app in which I have a document library. However, if I click on the "New" button in the library I get the pick-file-dialog where I should browse for a file (same screen as if I click the ...
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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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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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Add a ‘Create New Document Set’ link to a web-page

I've found this page which explains how to add a ‘Create New Document’ link to a page : <img alt="" src="/_layouts/images/rect.gif">&nbsp; <a onclick="createNewDocumentWithProgID('http:\...
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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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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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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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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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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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SharePoint Online Drag and Drop trying to copy from Sharepoint Library to computer or hardrive

If i drag and drop from a SharePoint library to Windows Explorer(desktop), file is moving instead it is not copying from the library and Users are trying to drag and drop in to their hard drive they ...
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Quick parts document properties from lookup columns?

I have a list of all of our projects in a site like this: "https://ExampleCompanyName.sharepoint.com/sites/Subsidiary/Lists/Projects/AllItems.aspx" Here, I have several columns relating to each ...
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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, the best estimate is that ...
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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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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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What's the difference between “New Document” and “Upload Document”?

I have a library. In the Files tab in the ribbon bar, there are these two buttons, "New Document" and "Upload Document". Both have exactly the same behavior: opening a modal dialog where I can upload ...
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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 ...
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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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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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Sharepoint 2010 - Open Document in a new tab, but not in online editor mode

I am trying to embed a sharepoint 2010 site into a gSite (works with https) to make the site accessible also for gSite/Chrome users. To do so, I have used the following script: Open Document Library ...
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Master Page script only executes once

I have added the following code after the include for the JQuery file and the script tags in my master page. I put the script immediately before the end body tag of the master page. $(...