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7 ways to preview a document in SharePoint

As you maintain thousands of documents in SharePoint document libraries, it is inadvertent that you might open documents just for the sake of knowing what the document is all about. Would not it be nice to save some time and see the contents of a document without clicking on each one? With this post, I would like to list a few options… keep reading >

2 ways to create and display Unique ID fields in SharePoint

Often, when you work with lists and libraries, you may need to track the items by some Unique ID or identifier. Luckily, there are few options available out of the box that you can take advantage of to display Unique ID fields in SharePoint. Option 1: ID Field (Column) The easiest option available for you to display Unique ID fields in SharePoint… keep reading >

Why you need to be careful with the default document library on a SharePoint site

The default document library on a SharePoint site is like a Mother-in-Law. You cannot easily get rid of it, and if you do – you will be in big trouble! 🙂  Some time ago, I published a post on why you should avoid using the default document library for document management on a SharePoint site. This post is somewhat of a continuation… keep reading >

How to prevent file duplicates using the link feature in a document library

It is inevitable. You have files stored on some SharePoint site and also need to have a copy on another site. This, of course, will mean that you will copy the files and now will end up with duplicates in multiple places. How do you avoid such a situation? Well, there is a trick! In this post, let me show you how… keep reading >

How to track documents in SharePoint using Document ID feature

Today I would like to talk about a feature that existed for quite some time in SharePoint. The feature I am talking about is called Document ID. Historically, it has been used by organizations to track documents in SharePoint. However, it also has some other benefits as well. Though SharePoint went through a renaissance lately with a whole suite of modern features… keep reading >

How many document libraries shall I have in a SharePoint Site?

I get this question a lot from my clients and blog followers. Just like with other things in life, the answer is “it depends.” There is no right or wrong answer either. However, the decision on how many document libraries you shall have will impact the usability and performance of your site. By default, each new SharePoint site has just one document… keep reading >

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