Content Types, Introduction
A SharePoint Online tutorial by Peter Kalmström
best way to make sure that a SharePoint document library
will contain the desired content and be managed in a consistent
way, is to use a content type – a reusable collection
of metadata that describes the shared attributes and behaviors
for a specific kind of content. Such content types can be
defined for any item type, including documents, list items,
media files, and folders.
The image shows a document created in a library connected
to a Quotes content type. This content type uses a Word
template with a table where metadata can be easily selected.
When you create a new document in this library, the metadata
columns will be visible. When you print the finished document
they will also be included.
In the following demos Peter Kalmström, CEO and Systems
Designer of kalmstrom.com Business Solutions, will explain
how a content type can be used with a Quotes library. He
first creates a new content type, and connects it to a SharePoint
document library. Then he creates a Word template (with
the table shown in the image above) and adds it to the content
type. Finally he creates a template of the library with
the dedicated content type and shows how to use it in another
site in the same site collection.
Quote Content Type Articles
Also refer to:
Create a content type that can be used by the whole tenant
the Content Type Hub
Introduction to content types and content type publishing