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Hidden site column shows as 'optional' in created document library

Posted By:      Posted Date: September 16, 2010    Points: 0   Category :SharePoint
In Sharepoint 2007, I created multiple site content types.  From these I created other content types based on the original site content types.  To these second group of content types I added a site column which is hidden.  I craeted a document library and saved it as a template.  I then created a new document library using teh document library template.  When I then look at the hidden column for the content types in the document library, the previously hidden column in the default content type is now 'optional'.  The hidden column in the other content types is still showing as hidden.  Any clues as to why?  Thanks in advance.

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