How to Create Site Content Types for a Library Document List in SharePoint 2013

With a Library Document List, when you create a new document, default the Content Type will always be labeled as “Document,” regardless of what format the uploaded file actually is (i.e., Excel, PowerPoint, Word, etc.).

If you prefer to have the option of specifying the particular Content Type for files you add (to be labeled accordingly), you can accomplish this with a couple of simple steps and configuration. 

To begin, go to Site Settings. Under Web Designer Galleries, click on Site Content Types:

Click the Create button on the top left:

Fill out details for the fields as pictured below, including Name, Parent Content Type From, Parent Content Type, and Existing Group:

After clicking the OK button, you will be taken to a menu as shown below.  Under the Settings headline, select Advanced Settings:

Click OK:

Go to the Library Settings icon on the Ribbon and select Advanced Settings:

Under Allow Management of Content Types?, select the Yes radio button:

Click on Add from existing site content types:

Select the Site Content Types name which were created above:

Click Save.

When you create a new Document, you now have the option of selecting and assigning a distinct Content Type to your uploaded document.


SharePoint Online

The cloud parts are functional components that extend your SharePoint Online environment in Microsoft 365.

Supports Classic and Modern sites for SharePoint Online/Microsoft 365

SharePoint

Top SharePoint Online Products

Experience greater power and savings by bundling our SharePoint apps and cloud parts.


Calendar Plus


Chart Plus


Knowledge Base


Project Management Central


Simple List Search

 

On-Premises Only

These web parts extend SharePoint beyond its out-of-the-box capabilities by tailoring it to your requirements with Bamboo Solution’s growing portfolio of SharePoint Web Parts.

SharePoint 2013, 2016, 2019 – Classic Pages Only

SharePoint

Top On-Premises Only Products

Experience greater power and savings by bundling our SharePoint apps and web parts.


Calendar Plus


Data Viewer


Password Change


Password Expiration


Password Reset

 

Our team of Microsoft 365 experts help you get the most out of your Microsoft technology, we have the best Microsoft 365 talent to streamline your organization.

Streamline Your Department

We Have What You Need

Bamboo Solutions

About


Blogs


Webinar & Events


Twitch


Culture & Diversity

 

 

Bamboo Solutions

Tools


Resources


Bamboo Installer

 

Featured Services

SharePoint Health Check

A SharePoint Health Check will identify the causes of issues and risks associated with your specific environment, and is custom tailored to provide you with the best recommendations to optimize your SharePoint environment.

SQL Health Check

Document recommendations relating to performance, stability, availability, or a specific focus you request of your SQL Server database instances.

My SharePointXperts

The truth is that each SharePoint skill may not be a full time job for many organizations, and it is nearly impossible for one person to do everything you need – so augment your team with SharePointXperts; providing the skill sets you need when you need them!