Hide the Title with a Content Type
A SharePoint Online tutorial by Peter Kalmström
'Title' field have been there in Office documents for many,
many years, and in SharePoint there are title fields too.
Many users ask what the title field is good for, and the
answer is: for searches.
'Title' ranks the highest of all fields in SharePoint, but
when users are disturbed by the 'Title' field and wonder
what to write there, site owners might still want to remove
it. Deleting is not possible, but there are three other
options to solve the problem.
- Change the display name of the 'Title' field directly
in the list or library. It will still be called 'Title'
in flows and workflows and in the content type, but
users of that list will have a friendlier name.
- Use a flow or workflow that sets the title value.
In another demo we have described how to create a library
workflow that sets the title to the same as the file
name when the title field is empty.
- Hide the title field. This can be done if you connect
the library or list to a new content type, but you should
be aware that it means that the field does not get a
value that can be used in searches. In the demo below
Peter Kalmström, CEO and Systems Designer of kalmstrom.com
Business Solutions, shows how to do it.
Steps to hide the 'Title' field:
- Create a new content type
- Open the Title field and check the radio button
to hide it.
- Allow management of content types in the library
where you want to hide the 'Title' field.
- Add the new content type, where the title is
hidden, to the library.
- Change the content type for any existing documents
in their properties.
- Remove the 'Document' content type.
- Disallow management of content types again.