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"Append Changes to Existing Text " in SharePoint document library

You want to add a multi line text field in document library, which allows to append changes to existing text. When you create a multi line of text field in library and there is no option available to do this.

In this post you will also get answer for the question "Append Changes to Existing Text" option is missing in SharePoint document library.
There is no option available for "Append Changes to Existing Text " in SharePoint document library but this option is available in the List.

But, you can get the append able column in SharePoint document library by following the steps mentioned below:

Create a site column:

1 Go the Site Settings and click on the "Site columns" under "Web Designer Galleries".
2 Click on the Create.
3 Give the name to the field and select "Multiple lines of text" and "Append Changes to Existing Text " to  Yes. 

Add site column to document library:

1 Go to the Library Settings and Click on the "Add from existing site columns".
2 Search the site column and add it.

3  Now the column is added to the library.

If you have any query related to this. Please comment.


  1. Hello,

    How should I proceed if I want to add enable the "Append changes to existing Text" on a site column in the content type hub? As it asks me to enable versioning on the list, yet in the CTH, there's no list to configure.


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