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Microsoft® SharePoint® Designer 2010 Unleashed by Kathy Hughes

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Accessing Content Types in SharePoint Designer

Within the context of a site collection, you might hear the terms “site” and “list” content types. Site content types must be created in order for lists and libraries to consume, or use, content types. In other words, you cannot create a new content type from within a list or library but you can add existing site content types. When lists or libraries use a content type, that content type is referred to as a list instance of the site, or parent, content type. Lists and libraries can consume multiple site content types. For instance, you might want to include several content types within a library to accommodate many different types of documents being used within a project, such as project expenses, ...

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