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What's the right app for me – Scroll Documents or Scroll Versions?

Thomas Walker

Thomas Walker Last update: Feb 23, 2018

This article explains whether you should use Scroll Documents or Scroll Versions for content and versioning.

Cloud or Server?

Firstly – Scroll Documents is for Confluence Cloud, and Scroll Versions is for Confluence Server.

We're planning to release a server version of Scroll Documents (we're tracking this on our JIRA system – if you'd like to see this implemented, sign up and comment and vote for this issue) but at the moment, it's not possible to use Scroll Documents on Server.

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.

Still unclear? Please comment below

If it's still unclear to you whether or not Scroll Versions or Scroll Documents is right for you, please use the comment section below to describe your needs and use case, and we'll further explain which is the right app for you.

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