Before I get to the meat of it here's some background information (and an apology for the wall of text...).
I'm running SharePoint 2010. I have created a content type called E-mail, using Document as its parent type. I used a blank E-mail from Microsoft Outlook 2010, saved it to my desktop, and used that .msg file as the document template. I added .msg to the MIME Types in IIS and set it to use Outlook as the default program and now all .msg items in my document libraries open in Outlook perfectly.
Now when a user is in a document library, selects a file, and clicks "Edit Properties" the Content Type dropdown box looks like this:
Edit Properties Form http://dl.dropbox.com/u/8139650/SharePoint%20Screenshots/Edit%20Properties%20Form%20(Content%20Type%20expanded).png
(I also added the OOB content type Image. For the purposes of this question that's irrelevant.)
E-mail is available to be selected which is what I want.
What I do not want is for the New Document option in the document library to look like this:
(Notice how the icon for the E-mail content type is broken.)
Either of the following options will satisfy my needs:
- Remove the E-mail content type from the New Documents dropdown but maintain the E-mail content type in the Edit Properties form.
- Change it from "Create" to "Upload" (similar to the image content type below it) and fix the icon so it doesn't look broken.
How do I accomplish one of these two things?