I have a Sharepoint 2013 document library that uses a custom content type that has some mandatory fields (ie department, revision number). I have created a word template file to use as the content type template. However I can't save the template file without putting data in those mandatory fields.

Is there a way to save a content type template that does not have the mandatory fields filled in. Thanks.

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Yes it's possible, instead of saving the template directly into SharePoint, save it locally to your computer, and then in Content Type | Advanced Settings choose 'Upload a new document template', and the mandatory fields can be empty.

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