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Does Versioning only work for MS Word Documents?

Both lists and libraries can use Versioning, the file type does not matter in the case of documents.
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How to overwrite an existing document in SharePoint Library with a new document with different name?

Name the file you want to upload doc1.pdf. Go to "Upload" like you are adding a new file to the SharePoint folder. However, make sure the checkbox is selected "Add as a new version to existing files". ...
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Why is my create "Multiple lines of text" column missing append changes choice field even with versioning?

The content will be missing if you are adding this column to a document library or document set. Multi-line text fields act differently in Lists than in Libraries. If you don't get what you want here, ...
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How can you move a document with its version history to a new library?

There's a new solution in Office 365. You can now select a file or group of files in the modern experience in OneDrive or SharePoint and select Move to. A file or group of files moved this way will ...
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Is it possible to set the version number of SharePoint document?

No, it's not possible to set the document version number manually in all SharePoint versions, As a workaround solution In case the current document version number in the test site is higher than ...
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Alternatives to Versioning?

If you read this question/answer you find a powershell script to have back the 'No versioning' option in libraries Site Assets library still carries the 'No versioning' option The final and ...
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How can you move a document with its version history to a new library?

//To move file from source library to destination through Event handler SPFile sourceFile = properties.ListItem.File; SPFile destFile = null; SPUser userCreatedBy = sourceFile.Author; DateTime ...
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How to display published date column in document library

You can't use modified data as it will have the date for every metadata change. This may seem like an overkill for such a simple requirement, but I think you will need to write custom C# code using ...
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2013 Foundation - Struggling to get versions to match

I think you dont need to install the hotfix And MS14-202 due to fact that latest CU include all the previous fix.I would do the following way. Install the Service Pack 1 Mark 2.( as this is base line ...
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sharepoint online: new libraries are created with major versioning at 500

There's no global setting in SharePoint Online unfortunately. But its really not a big issue having 500 major versions on each document. Versioning just saves the delta (last changes) and not the ...
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How does SharePoint 2013 get the document name when checking in / uploading into a library?

As with all Web applications, when you upload a document, the file name is posted to the server along with the file content. SharePoint gets the file name, and checks in the SQL content DB if a file ...
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Get version of item given url powershell

This gives you the string label of the version: $objFile.UIVersionLabel This gives you the Major version: $objFile.MajorVersion This gives you the Minor version: $objFile.MinorVersion Edit: The ...
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How to Update SharePoint List Items without Creating New Versions

Try updating the item as below: item.UpdateOverwriteVersion(); UpdateOverwriteVersion() No new version. Updates the item without creating a new version of the item Updates the modified time and ...
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Does Versioning only work for MS Word Documents?

Versioning works with all document types and different list options. Versioning is available for list items in all default list types—including calendars, issue tracking lists, and custom lists. ...
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How to display published date column in document library

You are right that the Modified date applies to any change, such as a change to just metadata. So if you want to have a date field that is specific to when a document was checked in as a major version,...
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Version numbering beyond major and minor

The versioning pattern have had its current implementation for at least 10 years since SharePoint 2007, if not longer. It's unlikely that the version pattern would change in the near future, ...
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Version History Link Per Line Item

The URL for the version history is: /_layouts/Versions.aspx?list={GUID}&ID={itemid} The workflow can build a string and update a column with the value. Remember if workflow will run on update ...
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Is there a way to show the document status inside a document library indicating if the document is Draft or Published

I'd probably set up a calculated column that looks at the Version. Basically this finds the version, finds the decimal point and if the number after the decimal point is a 0, it's published, otherwise,...
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Reset Versioning Settings by PowerShell

Here is my test script to clean "Keep the following number of major versions" and "Keep drafts for the following number of major versions" options if enabled "Create major and minor (draft) versions". ...
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Exporting item version check in comments

You can use this parameter$($version['Check In Comment']) in the PowerShell script to get the 'Check In Comment'. but unfortunately, it gets only the comment of the current item (last version). So to ...
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Can I have a free-text comment tagged to a specific document that WON'T create a new version when edited?

I don't think this would be possible out of the box. As soon as you have the column in same document library it will change approval status to draft/pending depending on versioning settings. Couple ...
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Uploading a new version of a pdf file

Short answer to your question is Yes. SharePoint will retain the different versions of the PDF/Zip file. SharePoint doesn't care what type of file it is when it comes to keeping file versions. ...
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Documents version history no content for SharePoint online (Office 365)?

How do I view the content of the particular version ? To view version history for your list or library for a specific item. Click on ... then ... then version History as shown below. or select your ...
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Delete all versions of document using SharePoint Designer workflow

Delete Previous Versions This action is displayed in a workflow step as Delete all previous versions of the item. Use this action to delete all existing previous versions of the current item. There ...
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BLOB cache not invalidating consistently across farm

What i understand Jave script files cached in the user's browser. So there are couple of workarounds which you can think about. Flush the Blob cache on servers( but chances are Users's browser still ...
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Why does first version document show as minor version?

No. When minor versioning is used, the initial upload will be .1 and will continue to increment upward until the file is Published as a major version. At that point, it will be 1.0. This is the draft ...
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Update List Item Version field value using PowerShell

We cant update previous versions of list item as there is no way/no method available using which we can persist those changes. This wouldn't be a supported function as whats the point of having ...
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Version History Link Per Line Item

Since the link to the versions page needs the item id, you'd need to do it through workflow when the item is created. The link looks like this: https:///_layouts/15/Versions.aspx?list={7330FBF0-8603-...
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Version History Link Per Line Item

You could do it with Client Side Rendering to instead of having to work with calculated columns or workflows. Save this code to a new text document and save it with the name renderVersionUrl.js with ...
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How can I fetch current or latest version number of a list item using PowerShell scripting

The latest version can be found at first index of $item.Versions. Try following foreach($item in $ItemCollection) { Write-Host "Documen Library:" $list.Title "-" "Document:" $item.Title $item....
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