Edit a Document in SharePoint Document Library

In this article I would like to share the procedure to edit a document in a SharePoint Document Library.

What a SharePoint Document Library is

  • A Document Library is a collection of files that you can share as documents with your team members
  • A Document Library stores the files and you can maintain the data in various folders
  • A SharePoint Document Library is a place on a site where you can create, collect and update files with others
    You can set the permission to each Document Library for the users
  • You can show a Document Library in web part pages as List View Web Parts.
Procedure to edit a document

You can use the following procedure to edit a document to a Document Library that you created.

Step 1

Check on the document that you want to edit and then click on the “Open Menu (…)” as shown below:

File library

Step 2

When you click on the open menu you can see the preview of the document and options to edit the document as shown below:

template in share point

Step 3:

Then click on the edit in your open menu page, you can get the alert message to launch the document in your windows as shown below:

open menu page in share point

Step 4

Then click on the launch application in your browser, you will get again one confirmation alert message as shown below:

confirmation alert message in sharepoint

Step 5

When you click on "Yes", the document will be opened in your machine as shown below:

edit in a sharepoint document

Step 6

Then you can edit the document and click on "Save" for changes. The document will be saved in your library.

Save for changes in share point

Step 7

When you click on the document in your library you can see the updated document in your browser as shown below:

updated sharepoint document


In this article we have explored how to edit a document in SharePoint Document Library.

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