Office 365 News – New document now supports Content types in SharePoint Online

February 18, 2015 Leave a comment Go to comments

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‘new document’ now supports Content types in SharePoint Online

Thank you Microsoft, Content types just got user friendly and easy to use and promote!

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The new- new document dialog

Before yesterday, I knew that the ‘new document’ button in a document library became useless when you enabled Content types in a document library. This has for me and many of my customers been a huge drawback since the ‘new document’ button was still there, in plain view and for the regular user, what they were meant to use.

This old behavious was that when you pressed on ‘new document’ in a document library with multiple content types, you got the upload document dialog.

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Old behaviour

What I was so glad to discover yesterday, during a live demo at a customer, that this has been fixed now in SPO! Instead of the upload dialog, I could now get this:

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Fixed!

One down!
Next step, make content types available to Office Online…(They still seem to require the Office Applications installed on the client, nothing for E1 users or less in other words…)
I would also like the new folder option back with the content types 🙂

References and Credits

None at this time…

Credits & many thanks to

Cramo, this is where I did the demo when this change presented itself to me! A pleasure to work with you guys!

 

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Enjoy!

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  1. April 29, 2015 at 21:53

    Well… that’s odd. Our document libraries changed the behavior of the “new document” button, but instead off letting us choose the content type, it directly opens the default one on the desktop app (Word). The content type “bubble” with the options to choose appears, but we can’t click it because the default CT was already opened.

    • April 30, 2015 at 05:15

      Hi Luiz.
      You have to add your content types to the library in settings first, the content types you add are the ones that will show up in the new drop down. Does that help any?
      Regards
      // Thomas

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