Content Type

Content types enable organizations to organize, manage, and handle content in a consistent way across a site collection. By defining content types for specific kinds of documents or information products, an organization can ensure that each of these groups of content is managed in a consistent way. Example: If you have a company template (company logo, address, phone number, email address etc.) that should be used on all the documents. Not all your employees might add the desired properties in the same way. Some might enter it in a different order, some might enter a different email address so on and so forth. To make this a consistent template we can add it as a content type.

To add a content type to a site and assign it to a document library:

More Information:

Introduction to content types: https://support.office.com/en-US/article/Introduction-to-content-types-F8D203DF-9567-400D-913C-42DDBF070879

Add a content type to a list or library: https://support.office.com/en-US/article/Add-a-content-type-to-a-list-or-library-917366AE-F7A2-47AD-87A5-9689A1884E60?ui=en-US&rs=en-US&ad=US

Introduction to content types and content type publishing: https://support.office.com/en-US/article/Introduction-to-content-types-and-content-type-publishing-E1277A2E-A1E8-4473-9126-91A0647766E5

Create a site content type: https://support.office.com/en-US/article/Create-a-site-content-type-7458F459-6BB4-43C6-AC4E-E51BC6E28099