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SharePoint 2010 at Work by Mark Miller

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Configuring a Document Library in SharePoint Server 2010/SharePoint Foundation 2010

Below are the steps needed to enable the Link to a Document content type for a library in SharePoint Server 2010 and SharePoint Foundation 2010.

  1. Navigate to the desired library to contain both links and documents. In the ribbon, click the Library tab and click the Library Settings button (shown in Figure 9-1). This interface should look familiar if you’ve done any configuration of lists or libraries before.

    Click Library Settings in the ribbon

    Figure 9-1. Click Library Settings in the ribbon

  2. In the General Settings section, click the Advanced settings link (shown in Figure 9-2).

    Click Advanced settings

    Figure 9-2. Click Advanced settings

    On the resulting page, you’ll be presented with several options. The first option in the list is the area we’re concerned with. The Content Type option says, “Specify whether to allow the management of content types on this document library. Each content type will appear on the new button and can have a unique set of columns, workflows and other behaviors.” This is exactly what we want.

  3. Set the toggle to Yes and click OK to save the settings (see Figure 9-3).

    Toggle Allow management of content types to Yes

    Figure 9-3. Toggle Allow management of content types to Yes

    You’ll then be redirected ...

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