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Microsoft SharePoint 2010 Unleashed by Michael Noel, Colin Spence

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Content Types Practical Applications

Now that metadata has been reviewed in detail, the initially confusing concept of content types should make more sense. Just as site columns were accessed from the Site Settings page, Site Column link, Content Types are accessed from the Site Content Types link. Each content type can contain the following settings and components:

• Name, description, and group.

• Advanced settings, including the URL of an existing document template or a new document template that can be uploaded. The option to set the content type as read only is provided, and the option to update all content types inheriting from this content type is provided.

• Workflow settings allow the addition of a workflow to the content type. Workflows ...

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