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3. On the New page, in the Name And Description section, give the new library a name and
description. I’ve entered CompanyLibrary as the name and Official company documents
and materials as the description for my example (Figure 8.42).
FIGURE 8.42
The new document
library settings
SHORT NAMES ARE BEST
Keep in mind that you should keep a list or library name short if you can, because the library name
(like any list) will be part of its URL. URLs for SharePoint can have a maximum of 260 characters.
You’ll be amazed how quickly that maximum can be reached. Avoid spaces if you can. Remember,
if you create any views, keep their names short as well. You can go back later and add spaces to the
name for readability.
4. In the Navigation section, you will be offered the choice of whether to display a link for
this library on the Quick Launch bar; keep the default setting of Yes.
5. In the Incoming E-mail section, you have the option to enable incoming email for this
library. Most libraries can receive files attached to email and translate them into
document library items. (Note that incoming email cannot be enabled for any list or library on
a site if it is not first configured at Central Administration.)
 
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