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.

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Turn on multiple content types in a library

  1. Open the library for which you want to enable multiple content types.

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

  1. On the ribbon, click the Library tab
  2. In the Settings group, click Library settings.
  3. In the General Settings section, select Advanced Settings.
  4. In the Content Types section, click Yes under Allow management of content types?
  5. Change any other settings that you want, and then click OK.

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Turn on multiple content types in a list

  1. Open the list or calendar for which you want to enable multiple content types.
  2. On the ribbon, click the List tab.
  3. In the Settings group, click List settings.
  4. In the General Settings section, select Advanced Settings.
  5. In the Content Types section, click Yes under Allow management of content types?
  6. Change any other settings that you want, and then click OK.

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Applies to:
SharePoint Foundation 2013, SharePoint Online Enterprise (E1), SharePoint Online Enterprise (E3 & E4), SharePoint Online Midsized Business, SharePoint Online operated by 21Vianet - Enterprise (E1 & E2), SharePoint Online operated by 21Vianet - Enterprise (E3 & E4), SharePoint Online operated by 21Vianet - Midsized Business, SharePoint Online operated by 21Vianet - Small Business, SharePoint Online Small Business, SharePoint Server 2013 Enterprise, SharePoint Server 2013 Standard