Word Template

A SharePoint Online tutorial by Peter Kalmström

SharePoint icon In this tutorial in the SharePoint Online from Scratch series, Peter Kalmström, shows how to create a Word template in SharePoint.

There are two ways to create a template. In the demo below Peter is showing a simple way. However, in general Peter recommends to use a content type template. That method is a bit more complicated, but it also has more benefits.

These are the easy steps to create a Word template:
  1. Go to the Library tab and click on ‘Library Settings’ in the Settings ribbon group.

  2. In the Settings page, click on the link ‘Advanced settings’.

  3. In the Advanced Settings page, click on the link ‘(Edit Template)’.

  4. An External Protocol Request dialog will open.

  5. Click on the Launch Application button.

  6. A Word document will open..

  7. Create your template, and then Save and Close the document.

Now you have a Word template. To open the Word template, do like this:
  1. Go to the FILES tab and click on ‘New Document > New Document’ in the New ribbon group.

    New document

  2. The Word template will open.


In the next article we will show another way to have quick access to the template.

Note: the Edit Template link mentioned at 3. above will not be there if you have allowed management of content types in the library. If you have done that, you problably want to use the more advanced template option, refer to our articles about Content Types in SharePoint Online libraries.


More on templates in the Quotes articles!



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