Version History from Sharepoint into your documents

So, we had a QA audit come up at work.

One thing that QA loves is the presence of version history inside of the controlled document. There’s good reason for this, but apart from it becoming tedious on regularly edited documents, it’s also quite unreliable as some people may just forgo updating it.

If you’re going to store your documents in a Sharepoint Document Library with version recording, why not just put that info inside your document? Well, there’s probably a few ways to do this, but I opted to use document properties to get the info into the documents.

Edit: Well, I decided that using the document properties isn’t the best way of doing this, it’s much more trouble than it’s worth. I am in the process of building a Word add-in that will allow you to drop in a document’s version history and update it whenever the document is updated.

– NM