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This guide takes you on a tour of Scroll Documents' key functionality – how to create a new document, save a version of that document, and compare two versions to review changes between them.
Before you begin, make sure that you are in a space suitable for testing, as this guide involves creating mock pages and content.
1: create a document
Firstly, let's create a new blank document.
- Navigate to the Documents index by selecting the Documents space sidebar item, and click New document:
- Give the document a title, and click New document to create the document
- After a few seconds, your document is created:
An initial document version is also automatically saved, so all the changes you make from now on can be tracked.
- Navigate to the newly created document by clicking Go to document. You'll see that the document has been created under a new top-level page called 'Documents':
2: save another version to record changes
Let's edit the document by adding some pages and content, and then record these changes by saving another document version.
- Create a simple page hierarchy by creating three child pages under the document root page.
- Now, record these changes by saving a version. Click the Documents byline item > Save version. For the name, enter v. 2 and for the comment, enter Implemented page hierarchy:
To save the version, click Save. The version now appears in the byline item versions list:
3: compare versions to see content changes
Now let's compare v. 1 with v. 2 to get an overview of the changes that we just made to the document.
- Click the Documents byline item > then click v. 1. Now, you're viewing v. 1, the initial version saved when you created the document:
- Now to compare v. 1 with v. 2, click Compare, and in the Compared with dropdown, select v. 2:
- As you click through the document, content highlighting and page tree icons clearly show what has been added in the newer version:
- To see a list of all the changes made between the versions, click Overview of changes:
That's it – you now know how to create documents, save versions, and track changes to documents by comparing versions!