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70-488 Content Type with Template

Posted by Jean Paul on February 7, 2015

In this article I will show how to use a document template along with a content type. As you know content type can be configured against a list & library. In fact library is also a list.

Document Template

We can associate a document template along with a Document Content Type. This allows users to use a common format of document while they chose the New Document for the library.

Create Content Type

Create a new content type like below.


Open MS Word application and create a new file.


Save it as a document template format. Note that the extension is .dotx.


Go back to the content type and choose Advanced Settings. Choose the above template in the Document template section as shown below.


Save changes.

Create a new document library & set the above content type to the library.


Choose the library & New Document from the ribbon. You will see the document is created as shown below.



You can use the above technique for setting templates for an Excel library too.



In this article we have explored how to set a document template to a content type.

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