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Save a version

Anshuman Dash

Anshuman Dash Last update: Jul 15, 2019

When you Save a version of a document, you're saving a snapshot of that document's page structure and content at a certain point in time. You can use the versioning feature to version multiple pages as a single unit – for example, to track changes to documents throughout the document lifecycle or archive / freeze a certain state.

Save a version in the Viewer

To save a version of this document, click the actions menu ••• in the viewer and select Save a version:

Now, assign the version a name, optionally add a comment, and click Save.

The new version will appear in your Version History below the current working version of the document. Each saved version also contains a date, time stamp, and the name of the user who saved the version: 


When creating a new version of a document, you can choose to either base it on the 'Current' version or any other previously saved version. This feature is aimed at providing you with the flexibility of implementing your own version workflows.

View Document Versions

All the versions of a document can be found under the Version history section on the left navigation bar in the Document Viewer.

To bring up the Version history, click the actions menu ••• in the viewer and select Version history:

Alternativelyclick the Version history item on the bottom left corner of the left navigation bar:

Then, you can view a particular version by simply clicking on the corresponding version card:

Updating Document Versions 

All updates to a document will be reflected in the current working version only. To edit a previous version of the document, open the version in the Confluence page tree by clicking the actions menu ••• > Open in pages. You can then edit the content to the pages with your standard Confluence edit workflow. 

Alternatively, you can use the edit buttons next to the page headings in the document viewer to edit the corresponding content:

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