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I have an Excel sheet document on Google Docs with several revisions. I want to download one of its older versions to my machine.

How can I do this?

(Google Docs allows downloading the latest version directly from File > Download as, and I didn't find any way download the revisions.)

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  • Go to File > See Revision History
  • Select the version you want then click Restore this version

This won't delete any versions - you will still be able to go back to the current version.

The full article can be found here

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But this is forcing me to restore to an older version which I don't want because other users are view/editing document at the same time. Any other approach? – Ramesh Soni Oct 21 '10 at 12:35

Using Chrome, I'm able to do this for spreadsheets (but not docs unfortunately) :

  1. Go to File > See Revision History
  2. Display the revision you want to download
  3. UnClick "Show Changes" (if you don't want to see the changes"
  4. Right click on your document and select "View Page Source"
  5. Remove the view-source: from

this will give you the revision in HTML

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