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Now that you have created a new content type, you can apply it to your library:
1. Go to the new library you created and enabled content types for (my example is Projects)
by clicking the library name in the Quick Launch bar.
2. In the library, click Library Settings in the Library ribbon.
3. On the Document Library Settings page, in the Content Types section, click Add From
Existing Content Types.
4. In the Add Content Types page, in the Select Content Types From field, choose the
Custom Content Types group—because that’s where we put the new content type. If
yours is in a different group, choose that one.
5. In the Available Site Content Types box, select the new content type (my example is
ProjectSlides, as you can see in Figure 8.51), and add it to the Content Types To Add box.
Then click OK.
FIGURE 8.51
Adding the new
content type to
the library
You should now be back on the Customize page for the library. In Figure 8.52, you can see
two content types for the library. The default is the document type, and they are both visible
under the New button. You could change the order of the content types under the button,
making the new one the default. However, I am fine with the document being the default, because
that will probably be the template users will use most often.
Now that the library has its two different templates associated with it, you can use your
content types for the library:
1. Go to the library’s content page by clicking its name in the title breadcrumb or in the
Quick Launch bar.
2. Back on the content page of the library, click the down arrow next to the New
Document button in the Documents ribbon. In Figure 8.53, you can see that two
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