You can create new documents or notebooks from the Create menu in the Workspace view, and the core types available for stand-alone documents or for building Notebooks are the RSpace Basic and Structured documents:

A Basic Document is the simplest form of editable document available in RSpace. It can either be a stand-alone document stored and listed individually in your Workspace, or the building block of notebooks. A basic document is basically a single text field,  into which  you enter text, images, attachments and other types of content. A stand-alone basic document will expand to contain as much content as you choose to enter. When used within a notebook, large amounts of content will appear over several pages, while new documents will appear as new entries. To create a new stand-alone basic document, select this option in the Create menu in Workspace.

Structured Documents are documents with a fixed structure of fields designed to hold set content types, and are created based on a stored form. Forms in RSpace are re-usable structure formats which are made available in the Create menu. There are some sample forms available by default, and you can choose to generate and publish your own as well. See Creating and managing forms for more details. To create a stand-alone structured document, choose ‘Create’ in the Workspace and select ‘Other Document’ from the drop-down. A pop-up dialog appears with the types of currently available forms listed in it. How forms are placed in this menu is also covered in the forms section. When working in a notebook, you can also choose a structured document from from the ‘Create’ menu.

Another option in the Create menu is ‘From Template’. Templates can be created and re-used by the user. A template serves as a fixed model of both structure and content to simplify the creation of subsequent documents.