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Thomas Walker

Thomas Walker Last update: Apr 11, 2018

We're delighted that you've chosen to get started with Scroll Documents.

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.

  1. Navigate to the Documents index by selecting the Documents space sidebar item, and click New document:
  2. Give the document a title, and click New document to create the document
  3. 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.
  4. 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.

  1. Create a simple page hierarchy by creating three child pages under the document root page.
  2. 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.

  1. Click the Documents byline item > then click v. 1. Now, you're viewing v. 1, the initial version saved when you created the document:
  2. Now to compare v. 1 with v. 2, click Compare, and in the Compared with dropdown, select v. 2:
  3. As you click through the document, content highlighting and page tree icons clearly show what has been added in the newer version:
  4. 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!

Next steps

Now you can find out how to use more of Scroll Documents'  functionality (such as how to link to a version, and export a version) or read more about documents and document versions.

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