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MOSS Explained: An Information Worker’s Deep Dive into Microsoft® Office SharePoint® Server 2007 by John Ross, Nicola Young

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Content Types

Content types are reusable settings that can be used across a site collection in lists or libraries. Every item or document in SharePoint is a content type. Whether an announcement, a contact, a task item, a document, or a form, they all have metadata or columns that are particular to their type of content and can be used across the site collection. The content types are stored in a Site Content Type Gallery shown in Figure 3.15. Because they are content types, they can also include workflows or information management policy settings. A document content type can contain a template for the user. When the user clicks New in a document library, instead of a blank document opening, the template appears allowing the user to fill in ...

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