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The title more or less says it all.

I have DOTX files in a document library which people can download and create new word files from. The library DOES NOT have required columns or any special custom properties.

When a user creates a new DOCX file from the DOTX file which was on SP at one time, the Document Information Panel shows. We do not require information from the users and would like it to not show.

There is an option in the Content Type settings which allow you to force the panel and this is unchecked.

How can we force the panel to not show in Word when created a new DOCX from the template file?

Thank you.

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There is an article that describes a similar problem (it's about excel templates) and some workarounds.


I haven't tried all these workarounds but it may get you started. I am dealing with the same issue so if I get something working I will update this.

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I have had this problem as well. I solved it by uploading a new template of type '.dot'. This solved the problem (the DIP does not show up), but I don't consider this ideal. I'm currently looking into other solutions.

Cheers, Craig.

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