SharePoint URLs can be quite long. When you paste a link to a document in an E-mail they can prove to be quite long. The community has developed a number of solutions for SharePoint URL shorteners. However, I thought I would share a quick solution that you can take advantage of as an end user without requiring any SharePoint customizations. I regularly use SharePoint Workspace to work on my most common projects. If you haven’t worked with it before, see this post for more on how to get started. Whenever, you need to share a link to a document, just right click on the document and use the Copy as Link menu item.
You can then paste the link into Outlook, a Word document, or wherever. When you do, it creates a nice link using the filename of the document instead of the full URL of the document.
It’s that simple. Sometimes, you may get an error when using the Copy as Link feature but when that happens it still copies the link to your clipboard.