I want to create a single content type to define columns for both a SharePoint list and a Document Library in SharePoint 2013.
I have tried creating a Content type with Items as the Parent and added it to my "Custom Content Types" group, but when I try to add it on the document library I can't find the content type to add it. But I can find it for my List. Some content types like Video are available in both the List and Document Library.
I think I just need the correct parent on my content type.
Can anyone give me some more information about how I need to set this up?
edit: Just some additional information. The reason I want both to have the same information is because I am setting up somewhere for publishing to store the list of documents they can printing. For a majority of the documents they have a file. But for some documents copyright restrictions mean they can't keep a digital copy. So I wanted to be able to store the documents in a document library but then I will also need a list for the items that we can't keep copies of, but then I need to be able to display both together for the users that want to search for what is available for printing from the publishing department. A content query web part wants items that have the same content type to be able to display the data together.