Create a separate document library for Excel Services files so that you do not have to save these files in a library where most people can edit files.
You now know the software that's required. You will remember that in "Excel Services I" we said that to get started, you begin in Excel by publishing your file to a document library on your SharePoint site. Here's a recommendation about the document library that you'll publish files to: Create a separate library for your Excel Services files. Why? Mainly because Excel Services files are probably ones you don't want most people editing. Keeping them in a separate library — away from other Excel files — makes a lot of sense. Plus, later in this course, we will teach you ways to set up a library so that Excel Services runs smoothly for your coworkers.
The picture here shows an example of a Sales Reports library. Someone created it especially because they want most people to look at files in Excel Services, and not in the Excel program.
For more information on creating a library, see the Quick Reference Card at the end of this course. You can create as many document libraries for Excel Services as you want.
Note You may not have to create a new library for Excel Services. There may be one already available to you if the Excel Services Report Center site is used at your company. The Report Center site contains a ready-made document library called Reports Library.