I understand that if I have versioning enabled in my document library, then any changes I make to a document or its metadata will be represented in a new version of that document.
My customer has asked whether SharePoint can be made to support a free-form text field (or something) that can be tagged against a specific document. This would allow a user to type whatever (e.g. status, pending tasks, queries, etc), and it could appear - perhaps as a SharePoint column - against that document in the library view. If they edit this text, they do not want it to create a new version of the document, and they do not want 'Approved' documents suddenly going back to 'Draft'.
I might need to think outside the box and push back on the client's request slightly, but is there anything that is possible in this regard?
Thanks in advance!