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for a library. The first phase adds the template to the Forms folder in the library. The second
phase configures the template setting for the library to point to the new template.
1. Make sure you have the template file you want to use. Then go to the Library ribbon in
the content page of the library, and click the Open With Windows Explorer button to use
Windows Explorer to display your library’s contents.
2. Because you are an administrator, you are able to see the Forms folder in the library.
Open this folder, which is the default location for the library’s template.
3. Drag and drop (or copy and paste) your existing template into the Forms folder. If you
can’t see the Forms folder, try setting your Windows Explorer folder options to show
hidden folders. The new template should appear in the Forms folder (see Figure 8.44). My
example uses a template called dem0tek_red.
A new template in
the Forms folder
4. Now that the template is in the library’s Forms folder, you can configure the library to use
it. Click the Library Settings button in the Library ribbon.
5. On the Document Library Settings page, select Advanced Settings in the General Settings
c at e gor y.
Although we are only going to change the document template at this time, take a quick look
at the advanced settings for a document library:
Content Types By default, content types are not enabled on document libraries. This
means the library by default is associated with one kind of library item and one
particular template file, such as PowerPoint presentations, Excel workbooks, or Word documents.
When you click the New button in a library associated with one template, it tries to open
a file based on its associated template.
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