Is there a way of embedding the SharePoint file version number in a Word document? Importantly, I'm using Word 2013 and **SharePoint Online****.

Various methods are discussed online but, for example, the process documented here doesn't seem to be available on SharePoint Online. The screenshot shows that the Information Management Policy Settings option isn't present, so labels cannot be enabled or set. Sharepoint Document Library Settings

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  1. Enable the versioning for the library.

  2. Create a new Calculated column with this formula: =Version, and add it to the default view.

  3. Check if the version information is available in the library's default view.

  4. If you can get the version information, try to set the labels value with the new added column.

For more details check:



  • I've successfully completed steps 1 - 3. However, step 4 is problematic. Both documents referenced by Aanchal refer to 'Sharepoint Document Library Settings -> Information Management Policy Settings -> Document -> Enable Labels and then Label format "{Version}"'. The Information Management Policy Setting option isn't present under Sharepoint Document Library Settings.
    – Terry
    Commented Sep 5, 2014 at 8:28
  • It is present under Libaray settings. Which plan are you using?
    – Aanchal
    Commented Sep 5, 2014 at 9:03
  • I'm using SharePoint Online (Plan 1).
    – Terry
    Commented Sep 5, 2014 at 9:06
  • is this your problem? sharepoint.stackexchange.com/questions/37102/…
    – Aanchal
    Commented Sep 5, 2014 at 9:10
  • It was - I was in the public site. I've now created a new site, followed your process and it works. Thanks!
    – Terry
    Commented Sep 5, 2014 at 9:45

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