Document management with SharePoint - part 4
Written By: Knox Cameron -- 10/6/2011 --
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Categories: Configurations, Design, Document Management, Programming and Customizations, Search, SharePoint 2010, SharePoint Foundation 2010
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Assigning content types to a library
Now we have the content types, you can just use them as they are by assigning
them to one or more document libraries in your site or one of its subsites. The
process to assign content types to a library is:
Go to a view of the library. Select the Library Settings button on the
Library tab of the ribbon.
Select the Advanced settings link under the General Settings heading.
Set Allow management of content types? to Yes, then select OK.
Back on the library settings page, under the (newly appeared) Content Types
heading, select the link to Add from existing site content types.
Select the custom group where the content types were created, and select all
the child content types to add to the library, then select OK.
The new content types are now shown on the library settings page.
Note that Document is still the default content type. It will appear at the
top of the list under the New button in the library, and will be used if the
user just clicks the New button itself. To remove Document and force users to
use one of the new custom types, you first need to make one of the other content
types the default.
Select the link under the Content Types heading Change new button order and
default content type. Set "Position from Top" so that one of your custom content
types is number 1. De-select Visible for the Document content type.
Select OK to apply the change. Document will no longer be an option for users
creating items in that library. If you have no items of content type Document in
the library, you could completely remove that content type from the library by
clicking the link for that content type in library settings and then clicking
the link Delete this content type. However, it is generally not necessary to do
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- Note that, despite the use of the word "delete", this option will
actually only remove that content type from the library. It does not delete
the content type from the site content type gallery, or other lists where it