Microsoft Office Tutorials and References
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Special Content Types There is only one content type listed in this group by default,
Unknown. This content type allows libraries to accept any file that is uploaded to the library
regardless of file type (unless it is blocked administratively). If you can’t upload files to the
library, but you were able to before, make certain that this content type was not removed
from the library’s settings.
In this case, you are going to need to create a content type, based on the standard document
library item, but associate it with a custom PowerPoint template. To do this, you’ll need to go to
the site collection’s content type gallery.
To create a new content type, follow these steps:
1. Go to the top of any site page, click Site Actions, and then select Site Settings.
2. On the Site Settings page, select Site Content Types from the Galleries category
(Figure 8.48). As with the Site Columns page, you can see that the site content types are
organized in groups.
The Site Content
Types Gallery
3. You can look through this list and see that there doesn’t seem to be a content type available
for creating PowerPoint presentations. Therefore, you are going to have to create one
yourself. To create the new content type, click Create at the top of the content area of the page.
When you create a content type, you generally base it on a parent or an existing content
type to save time. In this case, you just need a standard document library item but with a
different template.
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