Customize the Document View Page
A SharePoint Online tutorial by Peter Kalmström
In the previous demo Peter Kalmström, CEO and Systems Designer
of kalmstrom.com Business Solutions, showed
how to create a Word template for a classic SharePoint document
You have probably seen in the previous demo, that if you
click on the '+ New' button to create a new document, the
template that you have specified is not used. The only way
to get that template is open the FILES tab and click on
New Document > New Document in the New ribbon group.
This article will be removed, because it is no longer
In this tutorial in the SharePoint Online from Scratch
series, Peter is showing a solution to this problem.
You must have your templates in a file share for this solution
Peter adds a web part to the Document view page, and in
that web part he adds a link to the template that should
be used. He is still using the classic library interface,
because the modern interface cannot be customized with web
Add a web part to the Document view page
- Go to the Settings gear on the top right of the
page and select Edit page.
- Click on the link Add a Web Part.
- In the Media and Content category, select the Content
Editor web part.
- Click on Add and go to the web part tool pin
- Expand the web part tool pin accordion and click
on Edit Web Part
- (To remove the web part caption, expand Appearance
under Test Link and scroll down to the Chrome Type.
Select None and click on Apply.)
Insert a link in the Content Editor web part:
In this demo Peter is also showing how to:
- Write a display text in the Content Editor web part
and select it.
- Open the INSERT tab and expand the Link accordion.
- There are two options. Select From Address.
- Enter file: // and then the file share address.
- Click OK.
- Add any additional text needed in the Content Editor
- Open the PAGE tab and click on Stop Editing.
- Drag and drop templates in the library
- Edit the document in Word Online.
- Rename a document.