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SharePoint 2010 at Work by Mark Miller

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Configuring a Document Library in MOSS 2007/WSS 3.0

Below are the steps needed to enable the Link to a Document content type for a library in a Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007 (MOSS)/Windows SharePoint Services 3.0 (WSS) environment.

  1. Navigate to the desired library to contain both links and documents. Click Settings and then click Document Library Settings (see Figure 9-9).

    Go to the Library settings

    Figure 9-9. Go to the Library settings

  2. In the General Settings column, click the Advanced Settings link (see Figure 9-10).

    Click Advanced settings

    Figure 9-10. 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. Select Yes and click OK to save the settings (see Figure 9-11).

    Toggle Allow management of content types to Yes

    Figure 9-11. Toggle Allow management of content types to Yes

    You’ll then be redirected back to the document library settings screen. It will look different than before because of the additional Content Type section. ...

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