Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Rich Text Column in Document Library

WSS – Rich Text column in Document Library

Being not able to add a rich text column to a document library, is frustrating as I wanted to use the column to hold rich text. It is possible to use a rich text column in a doc library but it must be done using a content type, Here are some instructions below on to get a document library setup with a rich text column:
  1. Configure ‘Advanced Settings’ for the document library and enable the management of content types.
  2. Create a new Site Column as multiline rich text.
  3. Create a new Content Type and add the column created in step 2.
  4. Add the Content Type to the document library using the ‘Add from existing site content types’ link.
  5. Save the document library as a template and delete the document library.
  6. Create the document library again using the template from step 5.
  7. Success! You should now be able to use a rich text column within a document library.
Thanks:  http://sharepointcoding.wordpress.com/2009/05/28/wss-rich-text-column-in-document-library/

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