I tried to include my document's version number in a word file using quick parts as described here: in this post

This doesn't work for me (SP 2013, Word 2010). It only shows {_UIVersionString} but not the actual version number.

Is there a way to do this in SP 2013?


You can try :

Library settings -> Imformation management policies settings -> select document from content Types -> Check the checkbox to enable labels and type {version} in Label Format.


  • That's what I tried already but it doesn't work – jlai79 Jun 20 '14 at 11:04
  • What other valuse have to tried in label format? – Aanchal Jun 20 '14 at 11:08
  • Looks like i just had to wait some time. I checked it again this morning and now it works although I didn't change anything. – jlai79 Jun 23 '14 at 12:32
  • great. With which string it works? – Aanchal Jun 23 '14 at 12:34
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    I use {Version} – jlai79 Jun 23 '14 at 18:16

I had the same issue, there is a cleaner way to do it in Sharepoint.

On Sharepoint to activate versions:

Library -> Library Settings -> Versioning settings -> Create major and minor -> OK

  1. Create the document in word and upload it on Sharepoint.
  2. Open the document on Sharepoint to word editor
  3. Go to where the version number should be and Click on Insert then Quick Parts then Document Properties select Current Version if you have followed these steps correctly.

NB: The document should be opened from the Sharepoint uploaded version. This way you can version according to Sharepoint version number

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    What Office/Sharepoint version does this work with? (not with 2013, at least not here) – danieldekay Sep 6 '16 at 13:31

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