Documents version history no content for SharePoint online (Office 365)?

When I right click an item in Documents and select Version History, there come up several major versions of the document and if I select one of them and click View, a dialog box like this shows up.

There doesn't seem to be anything useful other than the title, the buttons for deleting or restoring the version.

How do I view the content of the particular version? Do I have to restore it to view it?

When I check the Library Settings, major versions are enabled for version history of the Documents. But how can I view, or even better, compare the content of a specific version? All I can see there's just a title of the document, NO content. That's weird.

 

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Last updated January 25, 2018 Views 44 Applies to:
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Hi Datactory.com,

Please try using Internet Explorer and also inPrivate mode (CTRL + SHIFT + P) to open the file and see if the issue persists.

The difference between the Right-click > Save link as and the Left-click is only that a left click will directly open the associated Office application. Office should detect and automatically opens the file as long as the file type is associated with the application. The link never opens in Office Online.

Regards,

Sheen

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Hi Datactory.com,

No, you do not have to restore a previous version to view it. To view a previous version, you just need to click on the time and date link on the Version History window. Clicking on it will open the version you selected in the corresponding Office application.

Inside the Office application, a banner on top will let you either Compare or Restore the version opened.

For your reference:

How does versioning work in a list or library?

Regards,

Sheen

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