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Working on a document approval project with doc libs. We have different content types depending upon the type of user. Ie- MembersA, MembersB, MemberC, etc. I would like control the users content type drop down menu options by their permissions group. MembersA would have a different ct menu than MembersB and MembersC. MembersA will have different fields to fill-in than MembersB.

I've seen adding a CEWP and some javascript to read all the permissions levels then 'remove/hide' the menu entry but I was hoping for a more OOTB solution.

Thanks.

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There is no OOB way AFAIK.. Content types are structure, blue prints.. They don't come alive until you create a Document.. And in SharePoint you cannot set permissions on structures themselves.. Like if I can create a List, I can create an Announcement List, Tasks list etc. I cannot say User A can create Tasks list but cannot create Announcements List.. :)

However, I would suggest you make individual document libraries and set permissions on each document library.. This will help you not to put permissions on Content Types but actual Document Libraries themselves!

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Sorry, I'm afraid there's no OOTB solution for doing this.

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