Editing previous versions of Word or Excel documents

Alerts and notices

If version control has been enabled for your organization, you can edit previous versions of a Word or Excel document if you have the appropriate access privileges.

Follow these steps to edit previous versions of a Word or Excel document from GoFileRoom.

  1. Perform a search.
  2. In the Search Results screen, mark the checkbox for the document you want to edit.
  3. Right-click and choose Version Control from the context menu.
  4. In the Document Version Control window, mark the checkbox for the version that you want to edit, then right-click and choose Edit Document to open it in the source application. Show me.
    Document Version Control window
  5. Close the document when you are finished editing.
  6. In the GoFileRoom Office dialog that opens, click one of the following save options.
    • Save to GoFileRoom: If you Save to GoFileRoom, you can save the document using version control. To do so, mark the As new version (v2) checkbox and add a description in the Description field.
    • Save changes locally
    • Ignore changes
  7. Click OK.

Note: Save changes often when working in documents from within their source application.

Related topic: Troubleshooting missing documents that are edited on a workstation

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