My way but not everyone's. I have created new facts titled "Documents - Birth, Documents - Death, Documents - Obits, Documents - Misc. and Documents - Photos and enabled the description field. I then created a numbering system that I printed on return address labels. These labels are then placed on the plastic sleeve that contains the particular document that is then placed in a notebook in number order.
Examples of some of the entries for my father are (this is the info I type into the description field):
MIS 058 US Navy Coopersmiths' Class 1931 MIS 063 US Navy Discharge 1936 (2 pages) MIS 120 War Ration Books (7 pages) 1942, 1943 MIS 186 Poems (4 pages) 1944 MC 003 BC 004 DC 001
I do not use the date or place fields. When I print out a 'fact usage list' I get an alphabetical list of all the entries for a particular kind of document, likewise printing an 'individual summery' will give me all documents pertaining to an individual.
If I want to combine all documents I export to Excel and sort them any way I want.