Creating a New Document in a Library
If you need to create a new document from scratch, you can do so from right within SharePoint. The document can then be opened and edited by other team members.
Click the Files tab .
Click the New Document list arrow .
Tip: Each document library has a different default document type, so the type of file you see in the menu will vary.
Click Document .
Compose the document.
Tip: Depending on how your library is set up, you may notice some content fields for required information at the top.
Click the File tab .
Select Save .
Click Shared Documents .
Tip: Because the document originated in SharePoint, that location automatically appears under Current Folder.
Name the file and click Save .
Navigate back to SharePoint and click the library in the Quick Launch bar or refresh the page to update the files.
The new document now appears in the library.
Tip: When a new document is added to a library, a green star appears to the right of the file name.