I have to define in the New Document option of a document library a whole options of Microsoft documents types.

This is in SharePoint Online.

I read that I need to add the content types that I wish - such as Word, PowerPoint etc..

But I found that there is a difference in the New action in the ribbon and the New action in the list grid.

In the ribbon I have only one option:

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But in the New option in the list grid I find more options.

How can I change the New option in the ribbon to be exactly like the New option in the grid?

  • Can you post screenshots of those "New" buttons please? Feb 28, 2016 at 14:39

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Click Change new button order and default content type in list settings and make sure that each of your content type has Visible check mark. Url is /_layouts/15/ChangeContentTypeOrder.aspx?List={ListID}

Refer to "Change the New button order or default content type" section of this article @ support.office.com.

  • I aware of this option order. but It is relevant If I have multiple content types attach to the document library. In that case I have only one content type, therefor Im getting only one option in the "New" option in the ribbon.but in the same document library, in the grid view, above the documents there is a additional functionality such as: new, upload and there I can create new document from any type...My question how I can have the same functionality in the ribbon
    – Romi
    Feb 29, 2016 at 8:49
  • Logically, that option is irrelevant if there is one content type, and it's is especially designed for lists with multiple content types. Isn't i.imgur.com/G4Nq9CQ.png exactly what you are looking for? Feb 29, 2016 at 8:59
  • Oh, OK. Now I get it. That's why I was asking for screenshots Feb 29, 2016 at 9:01
  • @Romi Please see i.imgur.com/rjXLlxa.png. Those are benefits of Office Online. AFAIK, the only supported way to emulate it is to stick with multiple content types. This might help - support.office.com/en-us/article/… Feb 29, 2016 at 9:10

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