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SharePoint Document Auto Title provides a SharePoint workflow to automatically set SharePoint document title with its file name when document is uploaded or modified. This function is not provided by default SharePoint.

A complete tutorial of SharePoint Document Auto Title is as following.

NOTE: The Document Auto Title Workflow can only be applied to document libraries.

Here we need to upload a number of documents which has no titles to SharePoint document library "Shared Documents".

SharePoint Document Auto Title documents

1. Add Document Auto Title Workflow

Open Shared Documents, and click Document Library Settings on the Settings Menu.

SharePoint Document Auto Title site settings

Then, on the Settings page, click Workflowsettings link.

SharePoint Document Auto Title workflow settings

On the Add a Workflow Page, click Document Auto Title Workflow template in the Workflow section, and type a unique name for this workflow in the Name section.

SharePoint Document Auto Title workflow entrance

In the Start Options section, click the check box "Start this workflow when a new item is created" and "Start this workflow when an item is changed" to ensure the Auto Title Workflow will start when you upload or modify a document. Then click OK.

SharePoint Document Auto Title checkbox

2. Workflow configuration

Set workflow configurations on Customize Workflow page. Here we select the "Exclude file extension" and "Always set title check box". Then, click OK.

SharePoint Document Auto Title workflow configuration

3. Start workflow

After settings done, return to the Shared Documents library.

Click Upload Multiple Documents on the Upload Menu.

SharePoint Document Auto Title upload documents

Select the documents which you want to upload, and click OK.

After the status of "Auto title workflow" shows completed, the titles of documents are automatically added in the column Title as following.

SharePoint Document Auto Title add title

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