Turn on support for multiple content types in a list or library

Most libraries and lists can contain multiple content types. By defining multiple content types for a list or library, you can make it easy to build libraries or lists that store different types of documents together in one place. For example, a library can contain both the documents and the graphics related to a project. In the library, the graphic files are listed with the columns of information assigned to the graphics content type and the documents are listed with the columns assigned to the document content type.

Before you can add different kinds of content types to a list or library, you must turn on support for multiple content types.

  1. Go to the library for which you want to enable multiple types. To do this, click the title on the page or in the Quick Launch for the library for which you want to enable multiple content types. If the title isn't there, click Settings Settings: update your profile, install software and connect it to the cloud , click Site content, and then click the library.

    Note:  You can’t enable multiple content types in the Wiki Library.

  2. Click Settings Settings: update your profile, install software and connect it to the cloud , Library Settings.

    If you don't see these menu items, click Library on the ribbon, and then click

    Library settings in the Settings group.

  3. Click Advanced Settings under General Settings.

  4. Click Yes under Allow management of content types? in the Content Types section.

    The allow management of content types button under Advanced setting
  5. Click OK (you might need to scroll down on the page to do so).

  1. Go to the list for which you want to enable multiple types. To do this, click the title on the page or in the Quick Launch for the list. If the title isn't there, click Settings Settings: update your profile, install software and connect it to the cloud , click Site content, and then click the list.

  2. On the ribbon, click List.

  3. Click List settings in the Settings group.

  4. Click Advanced Settings under General Settings.

  5. Click Yes under Allow management of content types? in the Content Types section.

    The allow management of content types button under Advanced setting
  6. Click OK (you might need to scroll down on the page to do so).

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