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Create a Library Template with a Content Type

A SharePoint Online tutorial by Peter Kalmström

SharePoint iconIn the previous article we showed how to create a Word document that has the Quote content type columns and add it to the content type. When this is done, the document will be used as a template for each new document in the Quotes library.

Now the Quotes library in turn can be used as a template for other libraries in the same site collection. In the demo below Peter Kalmström, CEO and Systems Designer of kalmstrom.com Business Solutions, shows how to create such a template and use it for a new library.

Create a Quotes library template

  1. Open the Library Settings and click on 'Save document library as template'.
  2. Give the template a name. It is possible to also include the content, but Peter does not do that as he wants to create empty libraries from this template.
  3. The template gets saved into the List Templates Gallery, and a dialog with a link to that gallery will open.

To create a new list from the new template, add an app and select the template.

If you want to use the template in more than on site collection, you can download the template file from the List Template Gallery to your computer and then upload it to the List Template Gallery in the site collection where you want to use it. This works when you have the same settings, license and activated functions on both site collections.

Content types that should be used by the whole tenant can be created in the Content Type Hub.

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