Send Links to Your Documents with SharePoint 2010

To share your document with others, they must know where to find the document. One way to do so is to send them the web address of the SharePoint 2010 team site or the document library. You can also send them a link directly to the document itself.

To send a link to a document:

  1. Hover your mouse over the document’s filename.

    Don’t click the filename or else the document will open.

  2. Right-click the document link and choose Copy Shortcut from the menu.

    In Firefox, choose Copy Link Location. The link to the document is copied to your clipboard.

  3. Paste the link into your e-mail message.

As long as your team members have network access and permissions to your document library, they can click the link and open the file.

SharePoint 2010 also provides a menu option you can use to send a link to the document. On the Edit menu, choose Send To→E-mail a Link. This opens an e-mail message in your default e-mail program and pastes a link to your document.