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Jun. 02, 2017
Document And Entity Information [Abstract]    
Document Type 10-Q  
Amendment Flag false  
Document Period End Date Apr. 30, 2017  
Document Fiscal Year Focus 2017  
Document Fiscal Period Focus Q2  
Trading Symbol VISI  
Entity Registrant Name VOLT INFORMATION SCIENCES, INC.  
Entity Central Index Key 0000103872  
Current Fiscal Year End Date --10-29  
Entity Filer Category Accelerated Filer  
Entity Common Stock, Shares Outstanding (shares)   20,927,521