Allow Content Types to contain Multiple Templates
When using the Modern interface, the New Button contains a way to create several types of Office documents (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, etc.) and assign them to the default content type (I.e. Document).
When you add a custom Content Type to the library these options disappear and are replaced by the option to add only the Content Types (and Link/Folder).
It would be helpful if Content Types (minimally) had the ability to select if you wanted these options to appear when adding a custom content type (possibly when you didn't supply a template).
Ideally, it would be nice if you could supply several templates for each Content Type and these would display with their type.
By Default the new button contains:
Once you add a Custom Content Type (e.g. Company Document) you get:
Pedro Mac Dowell Innecco commented
This is a must. Shocked that document management is so flaky in SharePoint. The link that Olivier sent below doesn't seem like a solution for me. I do not have the option to change the content type for the entries under the NEW button (and I do have content types enabled).
Recent announcement from Microsoft if somebody dig this old thread:
Pappu Kumar Singh commented
Hello Microsoft, Are you listening ? Why do you have strange behavior like this in SharePoint ?
Mike Hatheway commented
Hi Tibel, I tried this today and was initially amazed on how well it worked. It does break down if you ever update the Content Type. Every list this inherits from the content type will get updated with the Document Template from the Content Type and this removes all the MS file types from the New button. You can go in and manually set the template for each list back to the default (e.g. "Shared Documents/Forms/template.dotx") and that will add the MS types back in but it doesn't work at scale.
Tibel Weiss commented
In order to see the other files, update content type new button settings and default, then in advance settings change allow management of content type to no. Now you should see the MS file types and they should be attached to your company content type.