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Beginning SharePoint® 2007: Building Team Solutions with MOSS 2007 by Shane Perran, Amanda Murphy

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6.4. Managing Content Types

An important aspect of managing a SharePoint site or environment is to understand how to combine and manage the information that a team or group shares. In this section, you discover some of the common management tasks that ensure that users in your organization can easily share and use your content types.

6.4.1. Enabling Content Type Management on a Library

While many things have changed in the 2007 version of SharePoint Products and Technologies, Microsoft has maintained a consistent experience for users moving from one version to another. For this reason, content types unavailable in previous versions are not enabled on a document library by default. Luckily, enabling content type management on a library is easy, as the next Try It Out demonstrates.

Try It Out: Enable Content Type Management on a Library

For this example, you enable content management on a previously created document library. Once you do so, you can manage multiple unique content types and their associated elements from the document library settings page. Until this feature is enabled on a document library, the functionality related to content type management are hidden.

  1. Select the document library on which you want to enable Content Type Management.

  2. From your document toolbar, select Settings Document Library Settings, as shown in Figure 6-18.

    Figure 6-18. Figure 6-18
  3. Select Advanced ...

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