Version History from Sharepoint into Documents – Update

I have finally created a CodePlex project for the feature I created that will update document properties with version history (for adding into documents via fields).

You can get to the project via this link: http://www.codeplex.com/SPDocVersionExport

If you think you can help me with finding a better way of doing this, let me know and join the project.

Cheers,
– NM

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.

http://www.codeplex.com/SPDocVersionExport

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