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#Office365Challenge – Content Types in SharePoint Part 4. My next couple of blogs will be about the Content Types in SharePoint. Today we’ll cover how to create a library template with your unique content type.

Day: 131 of 365, 234 left
Tools: SharePoint
Description: Content Types in SharePoint – Save Library as Template

Related Blogs:
Around the Office in 365 Days: Day 128 – Content Types in SharePoint Part 1
Around the Office in 365 Days: Day 129 – Content Types in SharePoint Part 2
Around the Office in 365 Days: Day 130 – Content Types in SharePoint Part 3
Around the Office in 365 Days: Day 93 – Reusable Metadata in SharePoint – Site Columns

In the previous posts we covered the basics of creating and assigning content types. Let’s take a look at creating a library template that can be used by your company – and will save you the trouble of having to add a new content type manually.

  1. Create new library
  2. Add content type to library as per yesterday’s post
  3. Save library as template
  4. Build new library from template

We’ll start with Step 3:  Save library as template

  • Go to your Library Settings > Save document library as template
  • Give the template a good name and description – click OK to save
  • I’m not sure if the Template name should have spaces in? Will have to check best practice on this.

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Step 4:  Build new library from template

Once you’ve saved the template, it will be available to pick from in your apps:
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Voila!! And that’s how easy it. Tomorrow we’ll take a look at modifying the document template on your Content Type!

Overview of my challenge: As an absolute lover of all things Microsoft, I’ve decided to undertake the challenge, of writing a blog every single day, for the next 365 days. Crazy, I know. And I’ll try my best, but if I cannot find something good to say about Office 365 and the Tools it includes for 365 days, I’m changing my profession. So let’s write this epic tale of “Around the Office in 365 Days”. My ode to Microsoft Office 365.

Keep in mind that these tips and tricks do not only apply to Office 365 – but where applicable, to the overall Microsoft Office Suite and SharePoint.

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