Add Multiple Lines Of Rich Text In SharePoint Library

In this article, I would like to share the workaround to create a "multiple lines of text" field in the SharePoint library.

By default, SharePoint list has the option to create Multiple lines of the enriched text field using UI, but in the SP library, we can create only multiple lines of plain text field. So, I’ve done the below work to complete this.


What are multiple lines of rich text?

We can customize the font color, size, or style or markup of the text. You need Edit permission level or higher to create an enhanced rich text column and also, we can add the pictures, tables and hyperlinks

Follow the below listed steps to add the “Enriched Text box” in SP library.

Step 1

Open your SharePoint site


Step 2

Open your library where you want to create “Enriched text column”



Step 3

Then click on the library option from the top ribbon to edit the library in designer, you can open the designer using window start icon also.



Step 4

Once the designer opens, it prompts a sign-in window. Provide the user name and password for your site.



Step 5

On the designer select the “List and Libraries” option from the left navigation and select the library



Step 6

After you open the library you can see the settings window as shown below, then select “Edit List columns” option under the “Customization” category



Step 7

Click on the column which you want to make it the “Enriched Text”



When you click on the column you will get the editor pop up like below. On the column editor pop up “Check the Rich text & Enriched text”



Step 8

Then click on “OK” button to save the changes you made.



Then open your SP library edit the properties. Finally, you can see the rich text box in Images library.



Alternate Option

You can create a site column and add that column in SharePoint library from the settings page. Here is the article to create the site column in SharePoint


In this article we have explored how to create multiple lines of Enriched text field in SharePoint Library. I hope you have enjoyed this article. Kindly share your feedback in the comments. Happy learning.