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Is it possible to "tag" a Google doc revision? Similar to tagging a revision in a source control system.

I'd like to continue working on a document, however I'd like to log which revision of the document I have sent to a client in the past. I'd prefer not to have to save lots of different versions.

So there is a clear distinction between the last revision they had seen and what has changed recently.


I've had a search around and can assume it's not a feature, but I wonder if anyone has written a script to do something similar.

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Google just added a "named versions" feature to Google Docs. Google Docs always kept copies of previous versions but now you have the ability to name them.

[...] open a document, spreadsheet, or presentation. At the top, click "File" and then "Version history" and then "See version history". In the right panel, click a timestamp to see an earlier version of a file. You can see the people who edited the file, and the changes they made in the color next to their name. Optional: To name a version, click "More actions" and then "Name this version". To see edits in more detail, go to the right panel, choose a version, and click the Arrow Right arrow.

Source: https://support.google.com/docs/answer/190843

Screenshot of Google Docs version history named versions

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There is currently no way to tag or add notes to an item in the revision history.

The most common workaround is to Make A Copy of key versions, and name/organize them appropriately.

While the "revision history" feature has some similar functionality to that of a source control system, it really isn't one. Personally, I would save the file out into a local folder which is set up as a repo and use an actual source control system for this.

  • while i (kinda) like your answer, it's totally does not conform to the DRY principle – abbood Apr 15 '15 at 7:02
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An older question, so you might have an answer now.. however there is an addin I am using:

https://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/collavate/bdgngcpdlbijgaenlomgkfppplgmdfpn?utm_source=permalink

it does a bit more.. approvals and such, however it does allow tagging a version..

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    As I understand the tags are applied to files, not to a specific version in the revision history. – Rubén Jun 5 '15 at 14:33

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