Default values work correctly when a document is first uploaded to a library. But when that document is modified and re-uploaded to the library, the default values are not applied. I've tested this on regular default values and those put in via "Column Default Values" via Library Settings. This library has Major and Minor versions and also requires content approval. How do I ensure that the default values work on updated documents?
It has come to my attention that as long as a file is downloaded from SharePoint, modified and re-uploaded, the values remain the same. This issue only occurs if someone has retained the original version, made edits, and re-uploaded the changed file to SharePoint.