This article explains whether you should use Scroll Documents or Scroll Versions for content and versioning.
Scroll Documents – for managing multi-page documents
Scroll Documents is a tool for writing and managing your business documents within Confluence. Documents consist of subsections of a space's page tree – meaning that Scroll Documents is better suited for managing multiple units of content that are larger than a single page, but smaller than a whole space.
Scroll Documents takes a lightweight approach to versioning – you can save, compare and view versions. It's best used for tracking changes to single business documents throughout the document lifecycle.
Scroll Versions – for managing documentation on a space level
Scroll Versions is designed for authoring, managing and publishing documentation in Confluence. With Scroll Versions, you version content on a space level – this means it's better suited for managing large sets of documentation that warrant their own space.
Scroll Versions has more advanced version management features than Scroll Documents (such as rescheduling content between versions, publishing versions to different spaces, and more...), and is more suited to complex authoring and publishing tasks.
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Scroll Documents and Scroll Versions compared
|Feature||Scroll Documents||Scroll Versions|
|Available for Confluence Server|
|Available for Confluence Cloud|
|Available for Confluence DataCenter|
|Integration with Scroll Exporters|
|Integration with Scroll Viewport|
|Integration with Scroll Translations|
|Integration with Comala Workflows|
|Built-in workflow||– on a document level||– on a page level|
|Versioning||– on subtree level, after the content is created ("baseline")||– on space level, before the content is created|
|Publishing||– by copying a document into another space||– using the publishing functionality|
|Compare changes||– advanced compare functionality with full details on changes||– similar to the Confluence functionality|