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DocumentLibraryVersions Object (Office)

office 365 dev account|Last Updated: 6/12/2017
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The DocumentLibraryVersions property of the Document object in Microsoft Word, the Workbook object in Microsoft Excel, and the Presentation object in Microsoft PowerPoint returns a DocumentLibraryVersions object. The DocumentLibraryVersions object represents a collection of DocumentLibraryVersion objects.


Use the DocumentLibraryVersions object with documents stored in a SharePoint document library on the server to determine whether versioning is enabled for the active document and, if versioning is enabled, to manage the document's collection of DocumentLibraryVersion objects.

Each DocumentLibraryVersion object represents one saved version of the active document. When versioning is enabled, a new version is created on the server when the actions listed below occur; additional versions are not created each time the user saves changes to the open document.

  • Check In

  • Save - A new version is created on the server when the user first saves the document after opening it. Additional changes saved while the document is open apply to the same version.

  • Restore

  • Upload

The DocumentLibraryVersions object model is available whether versioning is enabled or disabled on the active document. The DocumentLibraryVersions property of the Document, Workbook and Presentation objects does not return Nothing when the active document is not stored in a document library or versioning is not enabled. Use the IsVersioningEnabled property to determine whether the document library is configured to save a backup copy, or version, each time the document is edited on the Web site.


The following example checks to see whether versioning is enabled for the active document and, if so, displays information about each saved version.

Dim dlvVersions As Office.DocumentLibraryVersions 
 Dim dlvVersion As Office.DocumentLibraryVersion 
 Dim strVersionInfo As String 
 Set dlvVersions = ActiveDocument.DocumentLibraryVersions 
 If dlvVersions.IsVersioningEnabled Then 
 strVersionInfo = "This document has " & _ 
 dlvVersions.Count & " versions: " & vbCrLf 
 For Each dlvVersion In dlvVersions 
 strVersionInfo = strVersionInfo & _ 
 " - Version #: " & dlvVersion.Index & vbCrLf & _ 
 " - Modified by: " & dlvVersion.ModifiedBy & vbCrLf & _ 
 " - Modified on: " & dlvVersion.Modified & vbCrLf & _ 
 " - Comments: " & dlvVersion.Comments & vbCrLf 
 strVersionInfo = "Versioning not enabled for this document." 
 End If 
 MsgBox strVersionInfo, vbInformation + vbOKOnly, "Version Information" 
 Set dlvVersion = Nothing 
 Set dlvVersions = Nothing 



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