Web UI

HOWTO: Customize the Creation Form

Updated: March 18, 2024

In this tutorial you will learn how to configure the creation form in Web UI so that your document type with long labels will be displayed correctly.


  • The Nuxeo Web UI addon installed on your instance.
  • In Studio Modeler > Settings > Application Definition, make sure that Nuxeo Web UI is in the Packages to Install list.

Create a New Theme

  1. In Studio Designer, go to the UI > Themes menu.
  2. Create a new Theme called default that will override the default one.
  3. Add a new section called /* Document Creation Window */.
    It should look like this:
     /* Document Creation Form */
     --nuxeo-document-create-selection-button: {
     @apply --layout-horizontal;
     min-width: calc(49% - 8px);
     height: 60px;
     padding: 10px;
     --nuxeo-document-create-selection-icon: {
     height: 40px;
     --nuxeo-document-create-selection-label: {
     margin: 0 10px;
     text-align: left;
  4. Click on Save at the top of the screen.

Deploy Your Changes

  1. You can now deploy your changes using the hot reload function of the browser extension.
  2. Click on the Create button on your instance, the new creation window is displayed.