When creating a new content type, by default it has the Body field, which has a Field type of Text (formatted, long, with summary). For this content type, I don't want authenticated users to see the summary.

What's the proper way to hide the "edit summary" part for non-admin users? Or, am I better off deleting the default Body field and creating a new custom field?

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Well, that was easy. On admin/structure/types/manage/page/fields/mycontenttype, you just have to uncheck the box for "Summary input."


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