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James Simmonds
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Word online Templates

Hi All,

 

My internal communications team would like to add our own branded templates to Office365 so that when you click on the word online tile you are presented with our corporate templates.

 

Is that possible? I've had a good search and cannot see how to do it.

 

Thanks,

James

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Re: Word online Templates

Sorry, but this not possible. Office Online does not provide the possibility to add custom templates to either Word Online, PowerPoint Online or Excel Online
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Re: Word online Templates

You can get around this by uploading template documents (not dotx or dotm, but docx*) to an accessible 'brand' library and then asking users to open and then 'save as' from there. Making the library read-only will limit the potential for accidential change to the document.

*If you use 'dotx' or 'docm' the 'Edit in Browser' option is not available (at least in our tenant).

 

Re: Word online Templates

Thanks, will discuss with communications team. I think it is doable and something that can be added to our instructions as part of a launch.

 

Cheers!

Re: Word online Templates

Hey James,

 

If you're using SharePoint you can also add Document Templates to Content Types. May be another way around this if your content is going to end up in SharePoint anyway.

 

Thanks,

Tom

 

Re: Word online Templates

Did it end up working for you?

Re: Word online Templates

We are not huge fans of word on line - the editing is not always WYSIWYG... Our workaround has been to create a series of branded templates and save them to SharePoint. Users sync the relevant library and then point to that location as their default template location in Word. We have 20 standard documents that everyone uses and that we now only have to update once, centrally... It's an offline solution but it works well for us as our users have word locally....

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