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Managing content types for a document library (Windows SharePoint Services 3.0)

SharePoint 2007

Updated: September 11, 2008

Applies To: Windows SharePoint Services 3.0

 

Topic Last Modified: 2008-09-05

A content type defines the attributes of a list item, a document, or a folder. Content types also enable you to ensure the consistency of documents within your organization. Each content type can specify:

  • Properties to associate with items of its type.

  • Properties that are required by items of its type.

  • Workflows that can be started (manually or automatically) from items of its type.

  • Information management policies to associate with items of its type.

  • Document templates (for document content types).

  • Available document conversions (for document content types).

You can associate a content type with a document library. When you do this, you are specifying that the list or library can contain documents of that content type. For more information, see Introduction to content types (http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=124707) on Office Online.

To manage content types for a document library, you can perform the following procedures in no particular order:

NoteNote:
The following procedures are typically performed by site or list administrators. The following links go to procedures on Office Online.
NoteNote:
The following procedure is typically performed by site or list administrators although the topic resides on TechNet.
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The following procedure is typically performed by site collection administrators.  The following link goes to a procedure on TechNet.

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