Annual report pursuant to Section 13 and 15(d)

Document and Entity Information

Document and Entity Information - USD ($)
12 Months Ended
Oct. 30, 2016
Jan. 06, 2017
May 01, 2016
Document And Entity Information [Abstract]      
Document Type 10-K    
Amendment Flag false    
Document Period End Date Oct. 30, 2016    
Document Fiscal Year Focus 2016    
Document Fiscal Period Focus FY    
Trading Symbol VISI    
Entity Registrant Name VOLT INFORMATION SCIENCES, INC.    
Entity Central Index Key 0000103872    
Current Fiscal Year End Date --10-30    
Entity Well-known Seasoned Issuer No    
Entity Current Reporting Status Yes    
Entity Voluntary Filers No    
Entity Filer Category Accelerated Filer    
Entity Common Stock, Shares Outstanding (shares)   20,917,500  
Entity Public Float     $ 75,541,746