SharePoint 2013 AutoNumber Documents?

I am setting up a new SharePoint page. We would like to have the documents use a standardized numbering system. Is there a way for SharePoint to do this? ....or do we have to manually type them in.,.?
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BembiCEOCommented:
I don't now any way to give documents a customized name to influence the sort order. (nevertheless I know this request). You can assign a document id by policies, but this number is a unique number and will not be capable for sorting. The document usually takes over the name from the source, and if you want to change the name you have to do it by hand or you have to implement your own upload functionality which makes the job.
From the administrative perspective, I have the opinion, that users have to organize themselves. So you can deliver a standard structure by a site template, but how users organize their documents is a different topic.
It is sometimes difficult to get all ideas of all the department together, as the one what to have such a numbering system, another department have other ideas. If you involve into everything, you will not have time anymore to take care about the system.

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Jamie McAllister MVPSharePoint ConsultantCommented:
It depends what your numbering scheme is. Is it based on any piece of metadata you also set for example?

Calculated Columns have some limited possibilities in this regard.

You also get an unique id assigned for every item, though that's a simple integer.
Walter CurtisSharePoint AEDCommented:
Can you describe what type of format you are looking to do?

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RexQuality LeaderAuthor Commented:
Something along the lines of a three character Dept. Prefix like COL for Collections, ACC for Accounting, etc... followed by a unique three digit numeric designator.... 001, 002, etc...

The unique numbers would be by dept.... so, you could have one COL-001 and one ACC-001, but you could not have two COL-001's

Sounds like it's not within SharePoint's Out of the Box functionality?
Jamie McAllister MVPSharePoint ConsultantCommented:
I would agree that's it's not ootb. The department prefix based on another column is easy, but the serial integer is difficult. I was once involved in a thread that achieved that sort of thing with SharePoint Designer, but search as I might I can't find that thread. (It was about 4 years ago on EE)
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