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How to Change the Document Template in SharePoint Document Library?

Requirement: Change document template in SharePoint document library.

How to Add New Document Template in SharePoint?
To add a document template in SharePoint document library, we've to first Upload a new document template to SharePoint and then Change the document template URL of the SharePoint document library from Document Library Settings >> Advanced Settings.
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PowerShell to upload a new document template SharePoint:
Add-PSSnapin Microsoft.SharePoint.PowerShell -ErrorAction SilentlyContinue
 
#Parameters
$SiteURL="http://intranet.crescent.com"
$DocumentLibraryName="Invoices"
$DocumentTemplatePath="C:\Docs\Crescent Invoice Template V3.docx"

Try {
    #Get the Web and document Library
    $Web = Get-SPWeb $SiteURL
    $DocumentLibrary = $Web.Lists.TryGetList($DocumentLibraryName)
 
    #Check Cotent type and document template exists
    If($DocumentLibrary -ne $null -and [System.IO.File]::Exists($DocumentTemplatePath))
    {
        #Get the Template File
     $TemplateFile =(Get-ChildItem $DocumentTemplatePath).OpenRead()

        #Get the Template File Name
        $DocumentTemplateFileName = [System.IO.Path]::GetFileName($DocumentTemplatePath)

        #Upload the document Template 
        $DocumentTemplate = $DocumentLibrary.RootFolder.SubFolders["Forms"].Files.Add($DocumentTemplateFileName, $TemplateFile,$True)

        #Set Document Template of the Content type
     $DocumentLibrary.DocumentTemplateUrl = $DocumentTemplate.URL
        $DocumentLibrary.update()

        Write-Host -f Green "Added Document Template $DocumentTemplateFileName to $DocumentLibraryName"
    }
    Else
    {
        Write-host -f Yellow "Cannot find Document Library $DocumentLibraryName or document template file $DocumentTemplatePath!"
    }
}
Catch {
    write-host -f Red "Error Adding Template to Document Library!" $_.Exception.Message
}
How to Change the Document Template in SharePoint Document Library? How to Change the Document Template in SharePoint Document Library? Reviewed by Salaudeen Rajack on February 07, 2018 Rating: 5

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