How to Do Version Control in Microsoft Excel


Version control in Microsoft Excel can be achieved by following these steps:

  1. Enable Track Changes: Turn on the “Track Changes” feature in Excel to keep a record of all the changes made to the workbook.
  2. Set User Names: Assign user names to identify who made each change in the workbook.
  3. Save Multiple Versions: Save multiple versions of the workbook with descriptive file names to reflect the status or stage of the project.
  4. Review & Approve Changes: Review the changes made by each user and approve or reject them as appropriate.
  5. Merge Versions: Merge different versions of the workbook by using Excel’s “Compare and Merge Workbooks” feature.
  6. Restore Previous Versions: Restore previous versions of the workbook if necessary.
  7. Document Changes: Document the changes made to the workbook, including the date, time, user, and description of each change.


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