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I created a new content type "Sales Proposal" inheriting from Document content type, which has a few required columns, and added it to my document library. However, when I create a new Sales Proposal document, it does not show the Document information Panel in word.

However, when I create a simple Document, it shows me the DIM. I did check the

Always show Document Information Panel on document open and initial save for this content type

checkbox, but in-vain. Any help on how to associate / show columns in DIP for Sales Proposal?

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Ok. So I was able to resolve this issue. Basically I was trying to use a .dotx file (Word 2013 Template file) as a template for my Content Type. I later used a .doc file and all worked as expected with the Document Information Panel getting displayed.

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